[FFmpeg-devel] New 'libav-users' mailing list

MVP ffmpeg
Wed Jan 16 06:27:23 CET 2008



On Jan 16, 2008 1:12 PM, Kyle Mallory <kyle.mallory at utah.edu> wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks,
> Kyle Mallory
> 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
> entire stuff"
> "I agree 100% percent. We need a list for users of libav* libraries..."
> "+1"
> "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
> ffmpeg-related ones..."
> "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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