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

Peter Ross pross at xvid.org
Sun Apr 6 05:16:05 CEST 2014

On Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 06:27:07PM +0200, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Peter Ross <pross at xvid.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 04:44:20PM +0200, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
> >> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> >> > So FFmpeg is a Libav downstream?
> >>
> >> It is, until daily merge happens. It'd be nice to see how both
> >> projects live on their own and prosper, only users will benefit from
> >> something like it.
> >
> > No user benefits from having two different competing yet identically-named
> > libraries for multimedia. This is something we should all agree upon.
> Well it has been the case for years with FFmbc, without the need of
> daily merges.
> Guess what? Both projects are very happy with each other and both
> serve useful different purposes.
> I don't see why this could not happen with Libav too.

Thanks for providing an example. Another useful one is NetBSD and OpenBSD.
In both examples the projects have define themselves are serving different

As it stands both FFmpeg and Libav target a very similar user base; the blurbs
on both our websites describe identical mission statements. How do you see
Libav's purpose different from FFmpeg. What makes someone want to use (or
contribute) to one and not the other?

-- Peter
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