[FFmpeg-devel] GP License question
boxerab at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 15:53:13 CET 2016
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Aaron Boxer <boxerab at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Carl,
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at>
> >> Aaron Boxer <boxerab <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 8:32 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> >> > > Aaron Boxer <boxerab <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >> > >
> >> > > > I am developing a jpeg 2000 codec licensed under Affero GPL.
> >> > >
> >> > > Why don't you work on fixing the remaining issues with
> >> > > FFmpeg's implementation instead?
> >> >
> >> > That would be OpenJPEG.
> >> (With the intention to distract from the fruitless
> >> license discussion: We will not accept AGPL contributions
> >> and we won't encourage you to start an AGPL fork.)
> > Thanks. Don't worry, I am not interested in contributing my AGPL
> > to FFMpeg.
> > Nor am I interested in forking FFMpeg.
> > But, I would like to find a way of distributing FFMPeg with my codec,
> > so users can take advantage of it if they are interested.
> > This codec will be significantly faster than any other open source codec.
> >> No, FFmpeg contains a native Jpeg 2000 codec. I don't
> >> remember it being slow but it has missing features and
> >> it would be great if you worked on it. See trac (or the
> >> conformance samples) for examples for decoder problems,
> >> the encoder does not compress good enough.
> > Thanks. I'm afraid I have my hands full with my own library :)
> > Personally, I would recommend switching over to OpenJPEG:
> > BSD 2 license, ISO reference implementation for standard,
> > and large test suite. Rather than spending time on your native codec.
> > Just my 2 cents. Codec development requires an enormous amount of time
> > and expertise to get right.
> We already support using OpenJPEG for j2k, but that is no reason not
> to strive creating our own native implementations.
> In many cases before, the ffmpeg decoders in particular have been
> proven better than "reference" implementations, see vp9 for the most
> recent example.
> j2k is clearly not "done" in ffmpeg and still has a lot of way to go,
> but we do not plan to give up our efforts.
Yes, I see your point. In fact, this is exactly what I am doing with my own
Anyways, Best of Luck !!!
> - Hendrik
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