[FFmpeg-devel] GSoC project task

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Apr 8 01:35:16 CEST 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 07:27:18PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:37:18PM +0000, Jai Menon wrote:
> > On Tuesday 25 March 2008 14:54:37 Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > The Xiph guys have (among other FFmpeg improvements) a Speex decoder for
> > > FFmpeg listed on their SoC ideas wiki.  I'm not sure if they will have a
> > > slot for it, but I'm quite confident that they would help out with
> > > mentoring.  Shall I try to put you in contact with them?
> > 
> > If i could still do the project under FFmpeg, it would be excellent because 
> > with the number of mentor-paired tasks on their ideas, i don't think Xiph 
> > would devote a slot for this. But, as always, any inputs are welcome.
> You could still ask if they would devote a person that is willing to
> help you with the libspeex source, because you _will_ have to read and
> almost "reverse engineer" that (though I think it is not very difficult
> if as a first step you throw out anything related to error
> concealment/dropped package handling), and I won't be much of a help
> there, since I don't know the speex code much and know mostly the basics
> of audio coding.
> So you should be confident that you can either get help from Xiph or
> "naturally" understand most of the concepts and details for Speex
> decoding.
> What I so far intend to do as mentor is mostly help with the FFmpeg API, make
> sure you do not reimplement stuff that is already part of our "framework",
> help if there is a "I need a second pair of eyes" kind of bug and review
> patches.

I asked around and Jean-Marc Valin (Speex author) said he would assist
with questions about Speex.


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