[FFmpeg-devel] To be or not to be working with libav (was: [PATCHv3] On2 VP7 decoder)

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Tue Apr 1 17:11:44 CEST 2014

On Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:44:20 +0200
Vittorio Giovara <vittorio.giovara at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Keep in mind that not everyone targets his applications to run on Linux
> > distros. So they will just pick one project and stick with it. And if
> > that is FFmpeg (which generally has slightly more features and slightly
> > fewer bugs),
> Can we go past this FUD? There are bugs and features in both projects,
> one could even state that a review-less project like ffmpeg could
> introduce more bugs, but it's really not worth discussing it.

Complaining about FUD, and calling FFmpeg a "review-less project" just
a sentence later...

From my experience with both projects it seems that FFmpeg indeed has
slightly more features and slightly fewer bugs. Maybe it's only because
FFmpeg has a properly monitored bug tracker, or because FFmpeg still
has more visibility than Libav (or in other words, I'm not implying
anything about the capabilities of the developers on both sides) - but
it is how it is. Also keep in mind that FFmpeg developers are actually
developing stuff in addition to merging all Libav changes.

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