[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: Remove libfaac, the internal AAC encoder is better

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.software
Tue Aug 16 15:30:18 EEST 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>

> On 15 August 2016 at 11:51, Robert Krüger <krueger at lesspain.software>
> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 5:05 PM, Rostislav Pehlivanov <
> atomnuker at gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On 10 April 2016 at 16:38, Kieran Kunhya <kieran at kunhya.com> wrote:
> > >
> > http://ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel
> >
> The git master is fast changing and <anything> can happen API or setting
> wise every day. Deprecations, behavioral changes, etc. This is why users
> who need stability use the stable releases. Hell, we've removed far bigger
> external library support this year.
> So no. They've had PLENTY of time to switch to the internal AAC encoder
> (since December last year) and plenty of versions to try out since then.
> It's getting removed and it's getting removed soon. Like ffserver.
Your call but definitely not a nice thing with regard to users. I may have
missed it but I haven't seen an announcement that this is going to happen
and thought deprecation was the tool exactly for that as is used in other
software/frameworks/projects especially for non-exotic features like in
this case probably one of the most used encoders out there in ffmpeg-based
systems. but I will shut up now. You seem to have a pretty strong opinion
on this and I'm merely providing input as a downstream user not a dev.

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