[FFmpeg-devel] vp8: decoder rewrite, spec cleanup

Diego Biurrun diego
Sat May 29 11:48:07 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 09:48:39PM -0400, John Koleszar wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 01:47:38PM -0400, John Koleszar wrote:
> >
> > I suggest that you work with us on getting a native decoder into FFmpeg.
> > It's the natural place for such a decoder, we have ample experience and
> > an extensive and optimized infrastructure is in place. ?Also, a decoder
> > in FFmpeg will directly benefit all FFmpeg users, which at this point
> > means 100% of the FOSS world and 50% of the rest of the world.
> What sort of help do you need? Ok, probably none, but what sort of
> help would you like? :) I'm not in a position to commit to anything
> right now, I just want to get a discussion going.

Just start a thread on ffmpeg-devel and ask.  Answering questions and
donating optimizations come to mind.  You could also pay somebody to
work on the independent implementation.  It's not like Google is short
on money and you need an independent implementation for VP8 to be a
truly open standard.

> With regard to the API, I think that's definitely open to change. Like
> any other library with widespread adoption, we need to be careful and
> provide a reasonable amount of stability, but there are certainly
> aspects of the current API that may not make sense in this new
> context. Part of the reason for numbering this release 0.9 was that I
> expected there'd be some feedback on the API.

What widespread adoption are you talking about?  The lib is not even a
month old..

Sure, some people may have used it earlier, but now that it has moved
into the open it should gain an order of magnitude more users at least.

Look forwards, not back...


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