The mpeg4ip package, available from contains a very useful piece of software, the libmp4v2 package. Unfortunately the mpeg4ip package also contains software that are covered by patents in some juridistictions and therefore the policy of several different free software distributions stops it's inclusion.

Therefore I've prepared this redistribution of the libmp4v2 package. It cotains only code to read and manipulate the mp4 container format, and is free from patent issues to the best of my knowledge.


Download the latest version from the dist directory


The libmp4v2 package provided above is prepared from the mpeg4ip package by a simple shellscript. The design goal for the script is as follows:

The script used is available from this directory. If you have any problems or suggestions for improvements, don't hesitate to send them my way at and I'll take a look at them.