[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] FFmpeg leader

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Oct 2 16:04:00 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 03:55:33PM +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 03:29:16PM +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >> It should be fun for you to receive constructive criticism from your
> >> peers, which in the case of FFmpeg, constitutes very highly skilled
> >> individuals, perhaps the best in the world in multimedia, I don't see
> >> how you would find it more exciting to pass the opportunity of getting
> >> such valuable feedback.
> >
> > then you live in a cave and havnt looked out in the last years
> > what is reality is that people fork ffmpeg right and left because they
> > are increasingly unwilling to put up with the bikeshed reviews
> >
> > Trying to make it more strict than it already is will only cause more
> > people to fork and hog changes never intending to push them into main
> I have only recently started to follow the FFmpeg mailing list.
> If your argument is any pertinent to the discussion, then what you are
> saying is that there have been a lot of maintainers that forked FFmpeg
> because they didn't want to submit the patches for reviewing and
> receive so much bike-shedding. If that's true, can you point to any of
> these forks and which maintainer started it?

Alexander (ffmpeg-mt)

x264 (there where more reasons for x264s existence but it basically is a
ffmpeg fork and jason is duplicating functionality instead of contributing here,
the 10bit dithering is one example that would belong in sws on technical


justins flac encoder

i dont have the urls for tham handy but iam sure you can find them in 5sec
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