[FFmpeg-user] Status of two prores decoders/encoders

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Sat May 18 15:44:58 CEST 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Robert Krüger <krueger <at> lesspain.de> writes:
> > is there a place where I can find out why there are
> > two prores decoders (both LGPL) and two encoders
> > (also both LGPL)
> http://blog.pkh.me/p/13-the-ffmpeg-libav-situation.html
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_invented_here
> > and what the pros and cons of each are?
> The "Anatoliy" encoder is faster.
> > I am asking because it is hard to decide which one to
> > choose if one wanted to sponsor development of a
> > certain feature (e.g. support for alpha).
> Please choose proresdec2.c and proresenc_anatoliy.c,
> everything else makes Michael's work harder.
> Carl Eugen
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I guess the situation has just changed a bit with commit
cebdedca57d95834a8f8098c7b6a322a1163e26b adding alpha decoding support to
proresdec_lgpl.c . Of course having alpha decoding support is a good thing
but if this is not the code that is actively developed by ffmpeg devs, it
adds to the duplication. I feel it may be a tricky subject but is there any
_technical_ reason not to merge the two flavours of of prores code?

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