[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Alex Converse alex.converse
Wed Nov 3 06:55:45 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 03:37:54PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Felipe Contreras
>>> <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > So what you are saying is: "we don't care about linux". Ok, that's good to know.
>>> Fedora != Linux. I'm saying Fedora doesn't have enough leverage to
>>> force us to shoot ourselves.
>> Carefull ronald, you are falling in that guys trap
>> ffmpeg works fine on fedora
>> noone from fedora asked us to change anything
>> so its not even "we dont care about fedora"
>> we do care about all distros and their maintainers official requests.
> There's no FFmpeg in Fedora:
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/list/*ffmpeg*
> Nobody has asked you to change anything because they decided not to
> use it, and instead use GStreamer with libraries such as libvorbis and
> libvpx.
> *If* patent encumbered codecs could be installed as plugins, then the
> situation might change.

Fedora's policy objections against FFmpeg seem to go farther than
individual codecs. They object to chromium's branch of FFmpeg mt which
only supports ogg, webm, and wav demuxers and vp8, theora, vorbis, and
s16le/u8 pcm decoders.

Splitting off the MPEG codecs would have huge implications on dsputil,
the magic smoke behind FFmpeg

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