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

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 14:13:38 CEST 2015


On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 7:49 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> 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...

You're suggesting "Libav went down *because* they tried to clean up the
API", instead of "... *despite* ...". You provide no evidence for this


> 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
> be...

Because the two are not mutually exclusive. Also, Michael is not the only
developer in this project.


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