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

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Mon Jun 8 22:03:16 CEST 2009

On 6/8/2009 12:37 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:02:00PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>> On 6/8/2009 3:28 AM, Ramiro Polla wrote:
>>> 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.
> Your point being?

My point being that we lost one user, which we could have easily kept.

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