[FFmpeg-devel] Adding SILK support to ffmpeg

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 02:36:56 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Ahmed, Safayet N <gtg778w at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there an existing project to add support for SILK to the avcodec library in ffmpeg.
> I've been playing around with ffmpeg a little. I would be doing this (very) part-time, but I wouldn't mind taking a whack at adding a wrapper AVCodec object to ffmpeg to use the existing SILK library distributed by Skype. Would this be allowed (in terms of licensing and legal requirements)?
> I understand that ffmpeg would then have to be built with the "--enable-nonfree" configurtaion option, which is already true for "libfaac".

Silk is a dead codec, it is obsoleted and replaced by Opus which is
supported (via a wrapper).

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