[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading
Tue Nov 2 22:15:59 CET 2010
On date Tuesday 2010-11-02 21:30:11 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:41:41PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > On Di, Nov 02, 2010 at 14:28:59 (CET), Luca Barbato wrote:
> > > On 11/2/10 1:23 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > >> There is a need to package separately free, and patent encumbered
> > >> codecs. Right now that's impossible with FFmpeg, and that's the reason
> > >> it's not offered on Fedora, or MeeGo.
> > >
> > > That is a stupid excuse as pointed by ubuntu.
> > Just FTR, I really dislike the ffmpeg/ffmpeg-extra hack and would prefer
> > a solution that does not involve a copied source package.
> > What's holding me back from doing this are three build dependencies,
> > that are not available in the 'main' section: libx264-dev,
> > libxvidcore-dev and libmp3lame-dev. Moving these three dependencies to
> > main is unfortunately not an option AFAIUI.
> why is this not an option btw? it seems to make most sense technically
Speaking of technical reasons, which is the advantage of using
libxvidcore compared to the native FFmpeg MPEG 4.2 encoder?
Also was ever discussed the implementation of a native MP3 encoder?
Would that fit as a GSoc task and what are we still missing?
(As for the a libx264->FFmpeg merge I'm not holding my breath, but yes
there would be great technical advantages from that as well...).
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