[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Google WebP support

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Fri Oct 1 02:00:12 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> wrote:
> On 09/30/2010 04:48 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Mike Melanson<mike at multimedia.cx> ?wrote:
>>> Google released a new image format called WebP. It's basically a VP8
>>> golden
>>> frame wrapped with a 20-byte header. Attached is a first pass at support.
>>> Here is a ready-made sample:
>>> http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/image-samples/webp/
>> Should we really support every single arbitrary file format released
>> by everyone, even if it isn't actually used by anyone for anything?
> That has pretty much been our M.O. for a decade now. :)

We don't support file formats that aren't used.  Game formats are
supported because they are used in games.  This is used nowhere.

>> Mozilla has already rejected WebP. ?I suspect this is going to be dead
>> on arrival.
> Again, when has that ever stopped us?
> BTW, I'm with you-- I see this as little more than another nerdy little
> Google science project; another solution without a problem. But it wasn't
> too much trouble to hack together support (which was probably something that
> drove WebP in the first place).

Then let's commit a decoder and leave the encoder for if it becomes
clear that anyone will actually use this.

Dark Shikari

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