Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1884 new defect

(GPL Violation) Android yxplayer paid app is MPlayer!

Reported by: tjc@… Owned by: reimar
Priority: normal Component: core
Version: unspecified Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc: compn
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: Analyzed by developer:


On the Android market are several apps from a developer called MobileSoft?, called yxplayer (with various versions of this app - Pro, Neon, etc).

This application contains FFmpeg and MPlayer inside it, however nowhere do they mention the GPL license, nor do they provide the source code.

To confirm this:

On an Android phone, go into the Market, search for 'yxplayer', and install one of the free trial versions.

Load the app, observe that nowhere is there a GPL statement or reference to MPlayer.

Enable USB debugging on the phone, then connect it to your computer with the 'adb' tool installed.

Retrieve the app from the phone with a command similar to
adb pull /data/app/kr.mobilesoft.yxplayer*.apk .
You should receive a file like kr.mobilesoft.yxplayer3-1.apk
(Version numbers may vary)

unzip kr.mobilesoft.yxplayer3-1.apk
cd assets
strings | grep -i mplayer

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by tjc@…

  • Summary changed from Android yxplayer paid app is MPlayer! to (GPL Violation) Android yxplayer paid app is MPlayer!

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by tjc@…

  • bug_file_loc set to

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by compn

  • Cc patriotact@… added

as mplayer itself doesnt have an organized team for dealing with these, we let ffmpeg take over, since its copyrights are being violated as well.

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