[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-cvslog] r10889?-?trunk/libavcodec/allcodecs.c

Rich Felker dalias
Thu Nov 1 10:46:10 CET 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 08:51:05AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
> > BTW I had an evil idea to add native 'mp3' encoder to lavc just by
> > copying the mp2 encoder but making it translate the bitstream output
> > to mp3 syntax. While discussing it with a friend yesterday we also
> > surmised that this might keep away the patent trolls by not using any
> > mp3-specific algorithms...
> And what exactly would be the point of this exercise?  I've never
> heard of an mp3 decoder that didn't also handle mp2.

There are plenty of them. The player in my car is one. Also afaik FLV
players require mp3 and will not accept mp2, meaning there's no way to
create FLV with audio using ffmpeg unless you have lame...

Also this wasn't my intent, but the patent-troll aspect is also an
interesting practical side to consider. It might end up being like the
libungif situation..


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