Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 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:

Description

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:

1)
On an Android phone, go into the Market, search for 'yxplayer', and install one of the free trial versions.

2)
Load the app, observe that nowhere is there a GPL statement or reference to MPlayer.

3)
Enable USB debugging on the phone, then connect it to your computer with the 'adb' tool installed.

4)
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)

5)
unzip kr.mobilesoft.yxplayer3-1.apk
cd assets
strings yxflash.so | grep -i mplayer

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 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 8 years ago by tjc@…

  • bug_file_loc set to http://mobilesoft.kr/

comment:3 Changed 8 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.

track the progress here:
https://roundup.libav.org/issue1995

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