[FFmpeg-devel] New 'libav-users' mailing list
Wed Jan 16 06:12:41 CET 2008
Michael N. suggested that I post to this board, requesting a new mailing
list for the users (ie, developers using) the ffmpeg libraries.
As an application developer using the libav* libraries, I have little or
no interest in the command line usage of ffmpeg or its related
utilities. Posting support requests to ffmpeg-devel is often met with a
recommendation to post to ffmpeg-user. When posted to ffmpeg-user,
amongst the plethora of requests about command-line usage, and compiling
for various platforms, our posts are often overlooked by a dozen or two
other posts. When searching the archives, finding relevant information
becomes increasingly difficult. Us libav* users are the lonely bastard
children, with no real place to call home...
So, I'm asking the question to you all, the ffmpeg maintainers: Could we
please have a new mailing list created, dedicated to people like me, who
love what ffmpeg offers, but aren't really interested in using it as a
command-line tool? Pretty please?
PS: This topic of a new list has come up several times before on
ffmpeg-user, with much interest in favor of separating the lists.
Some comments from others, from previous threads:
"Looks like i need one too, the archive is too big to search through the
"I agree 100% percent. We need a list for users of libav* libraries..."
"Is there any mailing list about libavcodec and libavformat beside this
one? 99.9% of the posts here are about the ffmpeg program... maybe nobody actually
sees any of the relevant messages in the middle of all those
"i am curious about libavcodec list as well. is this the right place to ask
questions about libavcodec & libavformat?"
"I also like the idea of two distinct ... mailing lists."
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