[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] libmpcodecs support

Diego Biurrun diego
Sun Jan 16 22:07:22 CET 2011

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 04:13:21PM -0500, compn wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:53:52 +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >P.S.: *Not* having a DLL loader was one of the earliest policy decisions
> >made by Fabrice, he added it to the FAQ in r145.  It has stood ever
> >since and nobody except you ever contested it.
> the dll loader in mplayer is heavily used for RE'ing/testing
> codecs in ffmpeg. if ffmpeg had the loader and wrappers for other
> codecs, mencoder would probably never have been made. and we wouldnt
> have had to reinvent so many wheels or split up so many developers.
> if you want to bring up dates, would you say that generally, following a
> 10-year-old plan, is a good idea in a multimedia software project?

Having the codec loader around helped bootstrapping a free software
multimedia environment, but it reduced the pain threshold for replacing
all components with free software.  I'm not sure if it helped or not in
the 10+ year long run.  But it's a done deal, speculation is pointless.


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