[FFmpeg-devel] Concurrent ProRes decoder

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Sep 21 04:24:58 CEST 2011

Hi Maxim

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 03:42:38AM +0200, Maxim wrote:
> Hi crews,
> Yes, it's no mistake! What you see is just another code implementing
> ProRes decoder.
> Now I'm going to explain that confusion.
> Writing a ProRes compatible decoder began as team project in 2010.
> During this period, I created an internal documentation on the coding
> algorithm (entropy coding, slicing and inverse transform); a part of
> this doc has been published at
> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=Apple_ProRes&action=history
> already in 2010 (see my nickname "Maxpol" for a proof), but not to much
> to avoid an implementation by someone else.
> Later I wrote a working decoder. Due to the lack for interlaced frames
> it was incomplete, but it could handle the most of samples available.
> Further I shared my docs and code with another developer, whose name I
> don't want to mention here. He wrote his own code, heavily based on my work.
> The team suffered from poor communication and political intrigues...
> A few days ago that other developer has submitted his decoder
> anonymously. I feel that the code, containing a significant part of my
> work, was released without proper credit.

Ive just added copyright statements to give credit to you (and elvis).
And iam sorry that they havnt been there when it was commited
If there are more Authors who have copyright on this, please tell me
I will add them too.


Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Many things microsoft did are stupid, but not doing something just because
microsoft did it is even more stupid. If everything ms did were stupid they
would be bankrupt already.
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