Opened 4 years ago

#5265 new license violation

SmartCutter violates FFmpeg license

Reported by: Lazza Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Note: this bug report has been adapted from a similar one on the Mplayer trac.

Summary of the bug: SmartCutter? is a for-pay proprietary program developed by Fame Ring. The website is:

The Windows executable can be easily inspected for strings showing that it violates the license of FFMpeg and other FLOSS tools).

How to reproduce: Run this command on the "portable version" executable.

$ strings smart.exe | grep -C 2 -i "enable-gpl"
--enable-gpl --enable-postproc
libavcodec license: GPL version 2 or later
Found %i unreleased buffers!
Picture size %ux%u is invalid
--enable-gpl --enable-postproc
libavutil license: GPL version 2 or later

Fame Ring does not provide GPL information related to the tools used, nor they release the source code.

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