[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Correct inttypes.h emulation for VisualStudio

Ramiro Polla angustia
Mon Dec 4 13:50:01 CET 2006

Mike Melanson wrote:
> Axel Holzinger wrote:
>> Does this make any difference?
>> Are you interested in over and over again beefing on M$? Or are you
>> interested in ffmpeg being a marvellous portable library that pleases
>> millions of users, yes also a lot of users that run it on M$ platforms?
> Nice false dichotomy there. Not biting, though.
> Simply put, engineering is about trade-offs, not perfect solutions. 
> We've chosen the set of trade-offs for FFmpeg that we're comfortable 
> with. That involves not directly support Microsoft operating systems.
> However, I always wonder: Why does anyone care about using FFmpeg on 
> Microsoft operating systems? Their OSes should already have all kinds 
> of support for encoding/decoding, muxing/demuxing every kind of 
> format. We're interested in making FFmpeg work well on Unix-like 
> operating systems.

I find it sad to hear this from you. FFmpeg and its libraries are much 
better than the old VFW interface. "making FFmpeg work well on Unix-like 
operating systems" should not mean "making FFmpeg hard to use 
non-Unix-like operating systems".

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