[FFmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r379 - trunk/src/index

superdump subversion
Fri Jul 24 11:21:45 CEST 2009

Author: superdump
Date: Fri Jul 24 11:21:44 2009
New Revision: 379

Add news entry regarding the removal of libamr* support and the addition of
libopencore-amr* support.

Patch by Daniel Taylor ( dan programmer-art org )


Modified: trunk/src/index
--- trunk/src/index	Mon Jul 13 23:18:18 2009	(r378)
+++ trunk/src/index	Fri Jul 24 11:21:44 2009	(r379)
@@ -38,6 +38,33 @@
+<h3>July 24, 2009</h3>
+FFmpeg has removed support for
+<a href="http://www.penguin.cz/~utx/amr">libamr</a> as of svn revision 19365. It
+has been replaced with support for
+<a href="http://opencore-amr.sourceforge.net/">libopencore-amr</a>. Naturally
+the configure options have changed. The libamr options have been removed and
+there are two new options to take their place:
+The reason for this change is that the libamr license was non-free, while
+libopencore-amr is licensed under an Apache 2 license. The change was
+<a href="http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2009-May/069779.html">
+discussed at length</a> on the developer mailing list during May, June, and
+July. This has several effects:
+<li>You may now distribute FFmpeg builds with support for dynamically loading
+    libopencore-amr</li>
+<li>Support for AMR-WB encoding has been removed since libopencore-amr does not
+    support it</li>
 <h3>May 7, 2009</h3>
 FFmpeg was granted 9 slots to fill with applicants. After the gruelling

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