[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: time for a release?
Fri Dec 16 20:56:08 CET 2005
Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:
> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> The problem now is, that we do want to support software like xine and
>> mplayer, but we cannot, because they include 'problematic' parts of
>> ffmpeg. If they could rely on a stable ffmpeg, so that they don't need
>> to maintain an own fork of ffmpeg, it would be a lot easier for us to
>> support those packages.
> I was about to write some flammatory paragraph about patents in
> software and the attitude taken toward that blatant abuse. Better say
> that you are free to disable every codec beside the ones patent
> shielded (more or less) and use the same configuration in every
What will that leave you with? Raw video, RLE, huffyuv, theora?
Doesn't seem very useful to me.
mru at inprovide.com
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