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

Diego Biurrun diego
Sat Dec 17 13:30:10 CET 2005

On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 02:15:08PM +0200, Jan Knutar wrote:
> 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.

Being in multiverse instead of whatever-ubuntu-calls-the-core-stuff is
fine with me as long as the package works properly.


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