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

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Jun 5 15:05:45 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 01:59:43PM +0100, Robert Swain wrote:
> 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.

OK, let me know the results.  Remember that libamr support will not
disappear from the 0.5 branch in any case.


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