[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Port x264 SSE2 deblocking code to H.264 decoder

Reimar Doeffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Wed Dec 17 13:38:39 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:17:11AM -0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Reimar Doeffinger wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:54:47AM -0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >> In reality, users can always replace any distributed libavcodec.so with
> >> their own build, giving the full functionality to any application.
> >
> > It's questionable if an ordinary "user" can do that, particularly
> Has the level of "ordinary" users dropped so low that replacing one
> file with another is beyond their abilities?

They'd first have the idea that you can just replace some parts of the
program, and then they would need to get a version is actually compatible.
I'd expect that most of them would be about as successful at it as you at
herding sheep or at accounting for a large company.

> > Also I am sure it is possible to find more counterpoints to my argument,
> > but they don't change my general opinion and reasons for that opinion.
> I'm not arguing against you.  On the contrary, I was pointing out that
> making selected files gpl does not stop them being used with non-gpl
> apps.

Yes, point taken. Though I was not unaware, which is why I wrote
"remains easily accessible for everyone.". Note the words "easily"
and "for everyone" ;-)

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