[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org Website Suggestion
pb at das-werkstatt.com
Thu Oct 6 12:26:22 CEST 2011
Víctor Paesa wrote:
> That page is to show *software* projects that are based on FFmpeg.
> Is nice to hear that FFmpeg happily processes so many videos, but
> plain usage of FFmpeg as a convertor does not qualify (for example,
> Youtube is well known to use FFmpeg, and is not listed there).
I must admit I thought that this page was to show how valuable FFmpeg
is, by showing (representative) use-cases?
Since Youtube heavily relies on being able to transcode videos, wouldn't
that qualify it as a project "based" on FFmpeg?
Just recently, I gave a talk at the EuropeanaTech conference , and
wanted to present examples where Free Software is used in "well known"
(and considered professional) projects. Youtube's use of FFmpeg would
have been great, but I couldn't find any reliable source proving it, so
I couldn't mention it :(
Since I am trying to promote the image and use of Free Software in the
domain of broadcasters and archives, I know that the the presence of
"representative names" in the project list on FFmpeg's website would
tremendously be helpful for that task!
I'm pretty sure that BBC is using FFmpeg (at least I think there's a
reason for some of their employees hanging around on these mailing lists
FFmpeg *is* a high-quality, professional tool! If users like e.g. BBC
would be mentioned somehow in the projects-page it'd definitely have a
positive impact on the *perceived* quality and professionalism of FFmpeg.
What about another section on the projects-page, labeled something like
"Projects or institutions relying on FFmpeg", or "Reference use-cases"?
What do you think?
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