[FFmpeg-devel] FFmpeg 0.6 status update

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Jun 16 00:13:46 CEST 2010

Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 14:09:45 (CET), Benjamin Larsson wrote:
>> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> [... Lots of text ...]
>>> We're looking forward to the next release -- FFmpeg "Works with
>>> HTML5" 0.6 !
> Okay, that release is now ready, and linked from 
> http://ffmpeg.org/download.html
>> I have a suggestion regarding the release. To help so called "news"
>> sites and other media I suggest we write a formal press release and
>> translations of it. This to reduce the "fud" often spread in badly
>> written articles. I also volunteer to write English and Swedish version.
> What's the status of that?
> I propose these lines as news entry on the front page, essentially taken
> from the release notes:
> ,----
> | * 0.6 "Works with HTML5" June 15, 2010
> |
> | This release features a lot of improvements that are relevant for
> | HTML5 video.  The H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly
> | faster, the vorbis decoder has seen important updates and this

Vorbis should be capitalised.

> | release supports Google's newly released libvpx library for the
> | VP8 codec and WEBM container.

WEBM is not handled through google's lib.  Your phrasing is ambiguous
but perhaps it doesn't matter.

> | Other important changes are additions of decoders including, but
> | not limited to, Intel Indeo 5, WMA Pro, WMA Voice and HE-AAC.

Drop the "but not limited to".  It came from an apparently not
adequately labelled joke.

Another thing I consider important is the numerous ARM optimisations
since 0.5.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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