[FFmpeg-devel] GSOC 2012

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Mar 11 17:29:06 CET 2012

On 11 Mar 2012, at 17:12, Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/11/12, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 09:46:09AM +0100, Reimar Doeffinger wrote:
>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 05:28:11AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 09:20:33PM -0700, Michael Bradshaw wrote:
>>>>> I would love to be involved, but I honestly don't feel qualified to be
>>>>> a
>>>>> mentor.  I wouldn't mind working on extending image formats support
>>>>> (currently 2nd tier), though I don't know if I want to do that as an
>>>>> actual
>>>>> student or as a rogue contributor.  If it's something you'd like me to
>>>>> be a
>>>>> part of, we can talk and perhaps I can apply.
>>>> You are welcome to work as gsoc student on a task.
>>>> We still need a mentor for it too though (and ffmpeg needs to be
>>>> accepted for gsoc 2012)
>>> I wouldn't mind mentoring animated GIF for example (though for a
>>> full project more is needed).
>> is that so easy ?
>> with dithering, maybe 2 pass mode to find a good palette?
> Huh, not this one. Instead of writing yet another hack it is
> better to finally write PAL8 sws output.

Agreed, also I admit I was first of all thinking of _decoding_, I just realised that the description is not 100% clear whether animated GIF would be decode or encode.
However there are others who have done work on video encoding to animated GIF we/the student could get inspiration from.

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