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Re: Now, that I got people talking...

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 8:57 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> > There are two projects; saya-videoeditor [3], myvideoeditor [4]
> saya currently relies on the OpenVIP media framework..which uses ffmpeg.
> the reliance on ffmpeg makes its nearly impossible to include in
> Fedora.  I can not stress this enough, applications which have compile
> time dependencies on ffmpeg will be difficult to place in Fedora.
> Unless someone figures out how to patch out the encumbered
> technologies in ffmpeg, we can't ship ffmpeg. And even if we did find
> a way to patch out everything we can't distribute, it may not be worth
> doing because we would be in effect shipping a significantly crippled
> ffmpeg library since ffmpeg does not understand the concept of
> pluggable runtime codec support.
> Its a real shame, if we could ship a limited version of ffmpeg which
> support unencumbered codec technologies we would have the ability to
> ship versions of several multimedia frameworks and applications.  But
> the way ffmpeg is structured as a project and a codebase, makes its
> difficult to safely work with.
> -jef

Hello. I'm Rick Garcia, from the Saya video editor. I have designed
Saya so it can use *ANY* decoding library. It's not hardwired to
FFMPEG and not even OpenVIP. Since OpenVIP was made GPLv3 just a few
days ago, I can do whatever I want with it, like stripping FFMPEG
support. The OpenVIP library is going to be embedded - not just linked
- in the project. Actually, I'm going to separate OpenVIP from the
codec processing so I can implement file decoding via plugins.

But my dream codec library would be one with a pluggable architecture,
so people could add their popular patent-encumbered codecs  to it. But
it needs to be cross-platform (i.e. Windows / Linux). If you know one,
please don't hesitate in telling me.

Rick Garcia
Saya-VE Project Leader

P.S. Now, where do I subscribe to this list?

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