[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] the future of libamr

Colin McQuillan m.niloc
Fri Jun 5 15:04:48 CEST 2009

2009/6/5 Robert Swain <robert.swain at gmail.com>:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 07:38:50PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> Now that OpenCORE AMR support is just around the corner, what about
>>> libamr? ?I'm in favor of removing support for it. ?It's nonfree and it's
>>> crap and we have a free replacement.
>>> There is a catch: libamr supports AMR-WB encoding, OpenCORE does not.
>>> IMO we can disregard this. ?Hopefully it will spur the development of a
>>> native replacement. ?I do not plan to remove libamr support from the 0.5
>>> branch, so it will always be available there.
>>> Thoughts? ?Votes?
>> I just committed the OpenCORE support as replacement. ?I will remove
>> libamr support after the weekend.
> This may disrupt Colin's AMR-NB decoder work for SoC as he's comparing the
> FFmpeg implementation against the reference decoder at the moment. Please
> wait until I've conferred with him as to whether removal of libamr support
> from trunk will significantly impact on his efforts. I know he has spent
> some time adding code to the reference 'library' to be able to conduct the
> comparisons.
> I don't think it will be a problem though because he can always develop
> against an older version of trunk while ironing out remaining bugs.
> Regards,
> Rob

The change is fine by me; I'm not using the ffmpeg libamr support.

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