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Re: mplayer 1.0pre7



Le Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:30:06 +0200, Mario Fux a écrit :

> Am Dienstag, 26. April 2005 01.29 schrieb Jeroen van Wolffelaar:

> But what is the difference of mplayers encoding capabilities to ffmpegs 
> encoding capabilities (from it's description: "encoding formats (MPEG, DivX, 
> MPEG4, AC3, DV, ...).") which is in unstable and testing?
> 

There could be no difference for the capabilites that ffmpeg have 
... as ffmpeg "is" mplayer (they also have taken maintainership as anyway
they where already big contributors). 
mplayer is mostly an api and a player/encoder frontend to ffmpeg and an
avifile like windows codec layer (both of which are in debian).

I wonder if mplayer is the right place to strip the encoding (though it
would be usefull if mplayer was able to run with a stripped ffmpeg or at
least with stub encoding functions in the codecs'implementations).


afaik ffmpeg has slipped through easely as it became the basis of xine.
Though it is where all the patents lays. The avifile like windows codec
wrapper have the same issues though we now mplayer already survive the
codec missing.

Cheers
Alban



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