[FFmpeg-devel] [V3 PATCH 0/3] Codec wrapper for librv11 and RMHD muxer/demuxer

Jan Ekström jeebjp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 02:28:48 EEST 2018

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:47 AM, Marton Balint <cus at passwd.hu> wrote:
> That's fine, I even understand and relate to that. However, as a user, I
> utterly don't care about it, as a I user I want to use the best tool
> available today, let it be free or not, open source or not. If you are
> making it harder for me because of your _idealism_, well... please don't.


Coming back from the side that tries to help users get what they can
from FFmpeg, it's funny how I've already seen cases where people try
to build feature XYZ in a new version of FFmpeg just to find
themselves in a position where it is not possible because the
back-bone of what they're trying to do is basing on a proprietary
library, which is - in this specific case - not available for the
architecture which the user wanted to utilize. It can be really hard
to explain to a user that no, he cannot have this feature. That there
is no technical reason why it wouldn't be possible, but just the fact
that it is dependent on a vendor. The end result being "Well, go ask
$VENDOR if they are nice enough to give you an $ARCH SDK". And it
might not always be the architecture, it could be parameters or
capabilities or anything in between that the user might want from this
new feature, which is not available from the closed source SDK.

So while users might not care on some level, they often end up caring
why we have something as a feature if they cannot utilize it or
utilize it in the way that they wish to.

Best regards,

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