[FFmpeg-devel] Need information about stripping FFMpeg Library

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Dec 22 13:43:10 CET 2009

Please don't top-post.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 06:02:21PM +0530, sandeep virdi wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 04:28:16PM +0530, sandeep virdi wrote:
> > >
> > > Any information will be highly appreciated.
> >
> > http://www.ffmpeg.org/developer.html
> >
> I went through the link pointed by you, but in my case as I previously
> mentioned that I had removed almost everything except what is needed to
> decode H264 files. That means I have changed the functionality of FFMpeg
> lib. So I was wondering as to how could I submit this under normal FFMpeg
> distribution. I am not really aware of how open source projects are handled
> since this is first time for me. So since my changes are so huge as I have
> removed most of the code files all together, I was wondering as to if I can
> publish my changes as a new open source project, something like
> "Lean-FFMpeg" and if so then what will be the procedure. As the code is a
> subset of FFMpeg, I think that this is the ideal place to put this lean
> FFMpeg code.

FFmpeg already supports removing almost all functionality except certain
specific parts.  How does what you did differ from passing

  --disable-decoders --enable-decoder=h264

(and probably a few options more) to configure?

Starting a new project sounds like a bad idea.  You claim to have little
experience with that and it would duplicate a lot of work.


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