[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] avcodec: Add interface to motion estimation

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Aug 31 13:49:19 CEST 2015

Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje <at> gmail.com> writes:


If this were all true, why don't you fork FFmpeg 
and show us how it's done better?

Seriously: No matter which fair I visit, the users 
always tell the same story. They liked avconv 
because it promised so many things that could be 
improved in FFmpeg and quickly switched, but in 
the end they had to switch back to FFmpeg: Not 
necessarily because of the bugs (they could 
backport the fixes) but because of the missing 
APIs (like VDPAU).

I mean of course this all sounds incredibly 
promising and while I found it far too good to be 
true when you originally suggested it I couldn't 
know for sure - after all, you could have been 
right and succeed with the promises made. But why 
you are still suggesting the same thing after 
four years of undeniable proof that it is not 
working is beyond me...

I really don't understand why we don't spend 
the time fixing real (user-reported) issues 
instead of discussing how "clean" an api can 

Carl Eugen

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