[Ffmpeg-devel] Google Summer Of Code

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Apr 25 07:52:46 CEST 2006

Mike Melanson wrote:
>> - dirac native implementation.
> This is even more ambitious than the VC-1 and AAC implementations due to
> lack of documentation. But in the end it's up to the student.

There is documentation on the site and the developers are quite open
about questions
Why dirac if we have snow, probably is the right question, simple
answer: to have something to compare and check if their ideas don't have
a point here or there. Snow is getting almost ready but isn't yet
because too few people got interested and too few did something on it,
dirac and snow are alike, having both would be share probably some of
the optimization work and have more people working and improving both.

I guess bbc will use it once an optimized implementation is available.

>> - nut complete implementation.
> Personally, I'm not as enthusiastic about encouraging libavformat work
> for this initiative since it does not enjoy as widespread use as
> libavcodec. Effort could be better spent in identifying how to refactor
> the existing lavf API to better suit a wider range of projects. This is
> the kind of thing which takes more domain knowledge than a summer intern
> would likely possess. Just my take on it.

Both are worty IMHO.


Luca Barbato

Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC

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