[sdlsound] play MP3 using mad library ?

Corona688 tsm at accesscomm.ca
Sun Jul 14 14:05:14 EDT 2002

Yen-Ju Chen wrote:

> Hi,
>   I try the MP3 playback of SDL_sound
>   and both SMPEG and the internal mpglib don't play some MP3 files
>   recorded from RealOne player.
>   mpglib complain they are "Free Format",
>   SMPEG simply doesn't work.
>   And I found the mad library offer better MP3 playback,
>   (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mad/,
>    http://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/mpeg/)
>   and the demo player of mad library can easy play these MP3 files.
>   Does SDL_sound ever consider using mad library to support MP3 files ?
>   Yen-Ju
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It'd be nice to use the MAD library for these reasons and some others, but
there's one problem;  we're licensed under the les-strict LGPL, while MAD's
licensed under the ordinary GPL.  In order to use it in our library, we'd
need to get them to sign a GPL exception for us specifically.

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