[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Added Turing codec to ffmpeg

Jan Ekström jeebjp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 01:46:12 EET 2017

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:39 AM, Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li> wrote:
> On Thu,  7 Dec 2017 11:08:47 +0000
> Matteo Naccari <matteo.naccari at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>> - This patch contains the changes required to interface the Turing codec
>> [...]
> I still have an issue with this patch, while it would be nice to have another HEVC encoder available in FFmpeg for comparisons and whatnot, I feel that turingcodec isn't a mature enough encoder compared to what is already in the project.
> Not to mention that development seems to have stalled (with only very minor fixes for several months). In FFmpeg it is very difficult to remove 'features', so if this patch were to be merged and then turingcodec to actually go stale we'd be left with dead code for longer than is ideal (forever).
> My opinion is that you should just maintain this separately as an out-of-tree patch as it doesn't benefit us.


After taking a look at the commit history of the last year+ or so,
issue tracker and pull request list over at
https://github.com/bbc/turingcodec I must say I find it somewhat hard
to disagree on a general level.

Creating an encoder is great work and I applaud people for that, but
unfortunately it - at the current point of time - looks like neither
from the licensing, performance or project activity point of view
merging a wrapper for this library is a good idea.

Best regards,

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