[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec/snowdec: Check intra block dc differences.

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Tue Sep 5 11:03:11 EEST 2017

On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 08:35:17PM +0200, wm4 wrote:
> > > > Can't we just remove this codec? It has no use other than causing
> > > > potential security issues and maintenance.  
> > > 
> > > I agree about removing the encoder, but the decoder is needed for
> > > existing streams. Unless everyone just argues it has no real world
> > > samples for being an avcodec-only toy codec.
> > > 
> > > If you send a patch removing the encoder without also trying to remove
> > > all the things that currently depend on it (One or two filters i think)
> > > then I'll +1 it. ffv1 and mpeg4 encoders are enough for any kind of
> > > testing, fate or otherwise, that might require a native encoder.  
> > 
> > I find it a bit offensive that people suggest to remove the encoder i
> > maintain.
> Can I add my own unused fringe codec with no users, as long as I
> maintain it?

Is there any reason to be so obsessed with snow? There are plenty of other
"fringe" codecs in the codebase that only one person in the world cared
about 10 years ago. Snow is one of the rare wavelet codecs, and as a
result is much more valuable than many random basic game flavored codecs.
And somehow, no one ever mention those.

I don't personally care about game codecs or snow myself (probably nobody
does), but I don't support this snow/swscale/whatever-michael-did killing
circle jerk. This really feels like some form of constant harassment (I'm
not even talking about IRC), and that's not acceptable.

Please people, chill out. I understand the frustration when someone
doesn't understand something that feel obvious to "everyone" and keep
insisting on it, but that doesn't mean you should enter in some form of
obsession and vengeance about anything he did/does/will do.

...aaand here I am, back in the "Insane people defending Michael all the
time" category.


Clément B.
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