[Ffmpeg-devel] VP6 encoder

Rich Felker dalias
Sun Oct 22 19:46:33 CEST 2006

On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 06:59:53PM -0500, Chris Dolan wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2006, at 11:55 AM, Rob wrote:
> >hello all,
> >
> >the VP6 decoder is really interesting. Im glad to be able to decode  
> >Flash 8 FLV files and generate serverside thumbnails out of them  
> >and convert them to MPEG-2 for DVD usage and such.
> >
> >I'm also really interested in the encoder. I have been using all  
> >these On2 products, but none of them is scriptable except for the  
> >ON2 Flix Encoder Engine - which is ridicilously expensive. I do  
> >have their desktop application to encode but still this is super  
> >slow. FFMpeg was my tool of choice for FLV7 encoding.
> >
> >Will we see a VP6 encoder in FFMpeg soon so that we can use FFMpeg  
> >for encoding FLV8 style video? This would be soooo wicked.
> >Im even willing to sponsor (not that I have any money) but I would  
> >if I had!!!
> I don't want to shill for On2 or denigrate FFmpeg, of course, but I'd  
> like to correct an apparent exaggeration in your message.  The On2  
> Flix Quicktime component is programmable and reasonably priced at $100.

Proprietary software is always unreasonable, regardless of whether the
price is low, high, or nothing at all. This is completely unopen to
debate. The scum who make this stuff need to be driven out of
business. Just look what happened with libvp6...


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