Video support with FFmpeg

Starting with version 8 we have added video support with the help of FFmpeg, a well established video codec, for handling all sorts of popular video formats. This allows importing of supported video formats, embedding them into DICOM and exporting them using the appropriate transfer syntax.

We comply with the rules as stated in FFmpeg's licensing terms (https://www.ffmpeg.org/legal.html) for using this open-source codec in our product and would urge our users to be aware of the legal responsibilities of using it.  In general though, by using a proper LGPL version (as we include) and by avoiding claiming ownership of it, the licensing of FFmpeg is no bar to commercial use.

There are some patents claimed on some of the codecs, and we suggest checking whether you need a license at http://www.mpegla.com .

 

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