[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: Don't export ff_vdpau_vc1_decode_picture

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 16:20:26 CEST 2013

On 9/17/2013 3:10 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Thank you for explaining!
> I think we should support downstream no matter how stupid 
> they are as long as it does not hurt.
> After all, downstream is what a library is about imo.

We should *not* support cannibalizing of our internal
functions. That only encourages MORE shitty usage.

> 1. Please understand that the thieves tried to prune the 
> mailing lists claiming that we (the supporters of 
> FFmpeg) use such language.
> (It should be added that this tone is of course not 
> unusual on the thieves' lists as you know as a 
> supporter there.)

I wasn't aware that fully abiding by the (L)GPL meant one
was a thief now. Get over it.

> 2. From your trolling in the last days, you should 
> already know that these "hacks" do not exist.


> 3. Yes, MPlayer is among downstream and while I do 
> not remember such a case in years, FFmpeg should 
> try to support (also) MPlayer.

... I cannot parse this sentence.

- Derek

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