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

Mike Melanson mike
Sat Dec 17 17:22:40 CET 2005

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.

	Here here! One of the most frequent answers we give out on the 
xine-user list is to fetch the latest xine-lib release and to not rely 
on whatever crippled version of the library that SuSE/Ubuntu/whatever 
saw fit to package.

	-Mike Melanson

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