[FFmpeg-devel] Just a simple question about H.264 and SVC.....

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue Aug 5 22:49:17 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 12:14:10PM -0600, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> > I have a simple question. I have read that the FFMPEG group had a
> > project that was supposed to be funded by the Google Summer of Code.
> > This project was to add the
> > SVC features into the H.264 encoder/decoder logic for FFMPEG. Did that
> > project happen, and if so, how can I follow it's progress?
> ffmpeg doesn't have an H.264 encoder; that's x264's job.  And no, x264
> has no plans to support SVC unless someone wants to volunteer; I'm
> certainly not going to do it.  Not sure about ffmpeg.

ffmpeg has no plans to support SVC, not until it is used by someone
significant (like TV channels on some satelite).
And in that case it is patch welcome.

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