[xine-devel] Re: [UCI-Devel] Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [matroska-devel] Re: Common Opensource codec API

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Fri Dec 26 10:32:40 CET 2003

On Thu, 25 Dec 2003 12:13:37 +0100
Steve Lhomme <steve.lhomme at free.fr> wrote:

> Well, that's one side of opensource and its diversity. What are the main 
> applications where opensource works ? Linux and Apache. Linux uses all 
> the ideas that come from UNIX and is compliant to UNIX standards so that 
> it can work. Apache is compliant with HTTP and HTTP only otherwise it 
> would be useless... At one point if you want something to progress and 
> succeed you have to fix a range of possible and impossible things. 
> That's what needs to be discussed first. Then we'll see what projects 
> could agree on something.

I think that OSS development works for mplayer, xine, vlc and all
the video apps too. They are just not as big projects as linux
or apache. IMHO the only interfaces which need to be defined and
to be common are those which cannot be changed or are interfaces
to external and/or remote programs. Thus linux has to provide
a posix/bsd compliant api and apache needs a http stack.
For movie players, those fixed interfaces are the file readers
and the interfaces to the output devices. Everything inbetween
can be changed.
Yes, i would like some standardisation to, especialy at the
codecs and video/audio output devices, but on the other hand
i know that it'll be quite hard for the different projects to
agree on one common numinator.
But, you (meaning all projects) could still surprise me :)

> > I leave that stuff to people who understand much more
> > about codecs than i do :)
> > But that's definitly something that could be discussed
> > at the video application developer meeting i proposed in a
> > mail i send to a few lists earlier this week.
> When and where is it ? Are Matroska ppl invited ?

Yes, they are invited, like everyone else who is intersted
in devlopment of video realted programs/library.
See http://mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-dev-eng/2003-December/022920.html
Yes, i know i forgot quite a few projects, but the official announcment
will follow somwhen in mid january when the webside and the call for papers
is ready. And i'll send it to more projects too.

			Attila Kinali

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