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

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Mon Jun 8 21:02:00 CEST 2009

Hi Ramiro,

On 6/8/2009 3:28 AM, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM, Benoit Fouet<benoit.fouet at free.fr> wrote:
>> On 05/20/2009 11:55 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:01:48AM +0200, Benoit Fouet wrote:
>>>> On 05/19/2009 07:38 PM, 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.
>>>> or we can only keep the support of the WB encoder, depending on non-free
>>>> flag ?
>>> You don't think keeping it in the 0.5 branch will be enough?
>> it might be... I may be speaking for people who do not exist anyway
>> (users of AMR-WB encoding feature)
> In my win32 builds[0] I don't include libamr. The only people that
> bother to contact me asking specifically for amr encoding are
> commercial. If they spent their effort on an open source encoder that
> would be much better. So, I'm for this removal...

Or they can stop using FFmpeg.

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