[FFmpeg-devel] donation for snow
Fri Nov 7 11:19:00 CET 2008
On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:09 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 09:02:13AM +0100, Luca Abeni wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > code lives or dies depending on developers pushing things forward or not,
>> > and iam surely sad that noone is working on snow. Especially as there are
>> > many possibilities and ideas of what and how it could be improved both
>> > quality and speed wise.
>> > 3 things that hurted snows development surely where
>> > * loosing the snow SOC project
>> > * having motion estimation and ratecontrol actively developed in x264 but
>> > none of the improvments merged back.
>> > * very few people working on it ...
>> > Basically in the end its either, I finish snow alone or it dies ...
>> Maybe, it would be useful to have a list of things which have to be done
>> (listed in order of increasing difficulty, so that even not-so-skilled
>> developers can help...).
> cleanup and simplify these 2 are the most important in no
> particular order.
> Currently snow.c is too messy for people to easily jump onto it and
> try different things it seems ...
This is a problem all over ffmpeg I think... h264.c for example. Or
the DSP mmx file.
IMO ffmpeg would be easier to jump into in general if it was split up
a bit more; snow.c is really just a symptom of the underlying problem.
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