[vlc-devel] [FFmpeg-devel] libswresample vs. libavresample

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Thu Apr 26 18:47:44 CEST 2012


On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 01:13:24PM +0200, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> On 04/26/2012 03:56 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >[...]
> >After the fork FFMTECH due to a 1 head
> >majority of libav developers stoped supporting ffmpeg in any way and
> >since the fork has targetet 100% of their resources toward supporting
> >libav.
> FFmtech supported the development of wmalossless. FFmpeg even merged
> support for that codec before Libav so this statement is not true.

interresting that you make this statement the same day that the
wma lossless branch disappears, but github keeps track of deletes
too, see: https://github.com/shahriman
    Public Activity:
    shahriman deleted branch wmall at shahriman/libav a day ago
    Deleted branch was at /shahriman/libav/tree/wmall

and it was based on libav and not ffmpeg as is quite evident
from above

also the patch was submitted to libav-devel:
0228 13:36 Mashiat Sarker  (  16) [PATCH] Windows Media Audio Lossless decoder

and never to ffmpeg-devel nor was it cross posted.

how one could construct that this was for supporting ffmpeg and not
libav is beyond me. And yeah libav is slow, i merge things before them

> >[...]
> >Also FFMTECH has AFAIK used up
> >most of their accumulated donations now
> >
> Not true.

Did FFMTECH collect more money in the name of FFmpeg ?
And if so, how much ?
And id really love to hear an awnser here ...

besides you are pushing this off topic, what was it with libavresample
why did ffmtech/libav fund this rewrite and not get the same for free
in libswresample ? Which would also have kept it one API and one lib
and i think beyond doubt the community would prefer one solution
instead of 2 similar but incompatible libs.

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