[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: time for a release?

Jan Knutar jknutar
Sat Dec 17 13:15:08 CET 2005

On Friday 16 December 2005 20:07, 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.

Apart from the fact that there simply is no codec which is free from patents
(well maybe raw yuv...), I would suspect that atleast MPlayer project would
prefer if MPlayer was not included in a distro at all, compared to having a
crippled version included.

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