Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jun 2010 20:13 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Developers Ronald Bultje, David Conrad, and Jason Garret-Glaser are creating a native VP8 video codec implementation for the open source FFmpeg project. The aim of this effort is to bring first-class VP8 support to FFmpeg and demonstrate the feasibility of producing an independent VP8 implementation."
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by miker on Wed 30th Jun 2010 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
miker
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2009-07-08

No, just because the share code doesn't mean every codec has to be bundled, it will be trivially easy to produce an ffmpeg build that supports vp8 but not h264.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Rahul on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 13:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-07-06

Unfortunately, unlike Gstreamer, such support is a build-time rather than runtime option since ffmpeg does not have a concept of plugins and therefore a number of major distributions do not include ffmpeg in their primary repositories because they cannot include some of the patent encumbered ones, which is a shame really. Alteast these days ffmpeg seems to have a regular release schedule.

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