[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Nicolas George nicolas.george
Sat Nov 6 10:37:57 CET 2010

Le sextidi 16 brumaire, an CCXIX, Felipe Contreras a ?crit?:
> That's what I thought. So dynamic plugin loading support in FFmpeg
> would help, right?

Non, and I have already explained why: you still build-depend on the

To avoid depending on a "patent-encumbered" library, you just have to create
a fork of said library where you remove all "patent-encumbered" code while
keeping it API- and ABI-compatible with the original. The fork does not need
to do something useful at all, just printing an error message is enough.

As for the claim that libvpx is not "patent-encumbered", Jason has covered
it details in his blog.


  Nicolas George
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