[FFmpeg-devel] Sponsoring and generating money in general (IRC meeting follow-up)

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Jan 15 05:01:50 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 09:29:57PM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On 12.01.2014, at 21:45, "Peter B." <pb at das-werkstatt.com> wrote:
> > On 01/12/2014 08:49 PM, Andrey Utkin wrote:
> >> Regarding spending ffmpeg foundation money. We can spend them for
> >> advertising, to bring some shine to ffmpeg product name and to ensure
> >> people that it is the most robust software in its category. This would
> >> also result in other companies to proudly declare that they use
> >> ffmpeg. 
> > 
> > This reminds me that I think it might be a good thing to have some way
> > for companies to declare that they are using (and hopefully also
> > supporting) ffmpeg.
> > 
> > I found (and still find) it very hard to talk to "professionals" in the
> > video domain about using and funding ffmpeg, without having official
> > references of ffmpeg's use to refer them to. I know a few entities in
> > the broadcasting/archiving business now who said that they're using (or
> > even contributing code/money to) ffmpeg, but there's nothing to
> > officially point to.
> I think some just don't really want to make it public, and it's a bit questionable for us to put them on some web page IMHO....
> I know it isn't the same thing, but in some cases telling people to look out for files called e.g. avutil.dll on their computer can be interesting.
> Sometimes I myself end up scratching my head and wonder "what do _they_ use ffmpeg for?!" (not the best example maybe, but Steam includes ffmpeg libraries...).
> Other funny facts: the computer games museum in Berlin seems to use MPlayer and thus FFmpeg.

> My windows installation has 5 copies of FFmpeg dlls. This of course does not include any of my own programs. Even stranger, one has a ffmpeg.exe (statically linked) and avutil dll but no avcodec or avformat. Didn't know we really had stand-alone users of avutil...

avutil is quite usefull with its math, crypto, crc, ... stuff
its just people dont know about it

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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