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

Jai Menon jmenon86
Wed May 20 12:06:26 CEST 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> 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? ?I think
> removing non-free components from FFmpeg should be a high-priority goal

But functionality should also be right up there in this list of goals,
so to say. And what about people who want to be able to encode to
AMR-WB and still make use of enhancements in trunk?

>> I'm not sure that the people who need WB encoder are the one who are
>> going to write a free WB encoder anyway :)
> Who is going to write it or fund writing it then? ?If it is cheap, good
> enough and available, nobody might be motivated.

Doesn't that imply something :)

> Look at how long we have had to put up with libfaad and Adobe Flash...

And I guess this will continue till support for missing tools ends up in ffaac.
Are you saying that this process will be somehow accelerated if we
remove the libfaad wrapper?




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