ffmpeg can and should be included
|Reported by:||AlbertCahalan||Owned by:||dgilmore|
|Priority:||high||Milestone:||8.2.0 (was Update.2)|
|Deployments affected:||Action Needed:|
ffmpeg is not purely patent encumbered. It includes dozens of useful unpatented codecs such as snow and mjpeg.
As Debian also takes a strict stand against patented codecs, it is probably best to use the same source code. (take advantage of work already done)
It appears to me that the patented stuff was actually ripped out of the tarball rather than merely disabled. The web page provides contact info that may be useful if you need to ask questions.
Change History (8)
comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jg
- Milestone changed from Untriaged to Trial-3
- Owner changed from jg to J5
- Priority changed from normal to high
comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by dgilmore
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed