[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] remove support for AMR NB fixed-point

Diego Biurrun diego
Sun Apr 22 21:34:25 CEST 2007

On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 03:04:25PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 02:53:49PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > I would like to remove support for AMR NB, fixed-point version.
> > 
> > The feature is non-essential, we have support for the floating-point
> > version.
> > 
> > The support we currently have is extremely hackish, external source code
> > needs to be imported into FFmpeg.  For AMR NB floating-point version
> > there now exist proper libraries.  Removing support might motivate
> > somebody to do this for the fixed-point version as well.
> > 
> > Furthermore, the AMR libraries are non-free.  
> do you have a link to their license/copyright?

I don't have a link.  I just spent some time unsuccessfully looking for
them.  Maybe somebody else can shed a light?

> and/or summary of why they re non free (i never read their license
> aterms ...)

I was operating under the assumption that AMR did not allow
redistribution.  No licensing terms means no distribution
rights at all in any case.


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