[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org Website Suggestion
ubitux at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 15:28:15 CEST 2011
On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 12:16:25AM +1100, Peter Ross wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 12:26:22PM +0200, Peter B. wrote:
> > 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).
> > >
> > Hm...
> > 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 :(
> IIRC, Mike gathered that intelligence on Google through reverse engineering.
> Somebody mentioned somewhere, sometime, that YouTube uses/used a third-party
> transcoding product, that itself used ffmpeg for input. Meh.
I guess you are refering to:
You can also ask the libav developers, IIRC two of them work at Google;
them might give more insight.
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