[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [Mplayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/en codecs.html,1.124,1.125

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Aug 30 21:35:56 CEST 2003

On Saturday, 30 August 2003, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 07:00:16PM +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > On Saturday, 30 August 2003, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > Still faad is a problem for many people and it's an important codec,
> > > where you have to go to the trouble of installing some extra library.
> > 
> > Why not integrate libvorbis and libmp3lame, while you're at it? ;)
> > These are very important, too, and you have to install some extra
> > library. ;)
> IMO the argument for including faad is that the source package is
> usually broken and has idiotic dependencies (like libsoundfile or
> whatever). Same situation as dvdread/dvdcss when they were first
> imported to mplayer cvs. On the other hand, lame and vorbis libs are
> generally non-broken. Also lame is only needed for mencoder, which
> most people don't seem to use.

I agree, provided we could make faad work without libsndfile.

As to my original question: shall I send a doc patch to correct the
info about faad2-1.1 not compiling under Linux (which it does)?

PS. I'm Cc'ing mplayer-dev-eng and setting followup-to accordingly.

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