Now, that I got people talking...

Lucas Saboya lucas at
Wed Jun 18 01:15:54 UTC 2008

why cant we use another free video format that doesn't have this kind of
trouble, shouldn't save us a lot of time and sake ? :D

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Valent Turkovic
> <valent.turkovic at> 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
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