[FFmpeg-devel] Google Summer of Code Qualification

andy g agocke
Tue Mar 11 01:16:12 CET 2008

Hey everyone,
	I have been using ffmpeg for years now and every time I use it I like  
it more. I know the C language (although I mostly program in Java  
right now) and I think it would be great if I could work on it over  
the summer in Google Summer of Code. Specifically, the ALAC-LC  
implementation really interests me, as I was transcoding files from  
iTunes before and I noticed that there was no ALAC encoder - something  
I think I could fix.
	Regarding the qualification, I also noticed that ffmpeg doesn't have  
the ability to pass along metadata tags when it transcodes music. I  
was wondering if my qualification could be to write a metadata tag  
reader/writer for certain media files. For mp3, the LGPL'd http://id3lib.sourceforge.net/ 
  should probably do, but I could probably write my own implementation  
if necessary (which I bet will probably be necessary for MP4/ALAC/AAC  
	If this is too simple for your test I could do something else, but  
when I used ffmpeg last time this struck me as something that was  
missing from ffmpeg that would probably be pretty useful in certain  
transcoding operations.

Andy Gocke

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