[MPlayer-dev-eng] Native codec removal

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Dec 21 19:34:46 CET 2003

On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 06:59:06PM +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> [2003-12-20 21:09:52 +0100]:
> > On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 12:51:41AM +0100, Jonas Jensen wrote:
> > > If the only problem with the native codecs is that they take up space, I
> > > vote for keeping them.
> > 
> > MPlayer is already quite bloated and we were trying to cut down on that.
> > Removing these (redundant) native codecs is part of that effort.
> Perhaps the sourcetree could be modularized a bit, so that these "old"
> codecs are shipped seperately. The user then just unpacks the secondary
> archive(s) and restarts configue.

Again, they're completely useless. The exact same code was copied into
libavcodec! All they do is complicate things. Adding extra tests to
configure complicates things more, whereas the whole idea of removing
these codecs is to _simplify_.


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