Hi, Let's split this from  as I suppose having it in middle of high-noise 'up for grabs' might prevent some interested people from seeing it.
The general purpose of codec project  is to maintain core libraries for various multimedia format encoder/decoder libraries. It's like gfx+sound+video except only for core packages and not every possible single viewer, player, editor, frontend... I believe that this specific focus make more sense than the wider projects, i.e. it is more likely than N people will actually co-maintain libraries used by many tools vs N people co-maintain 20 alternative sound players (when they are unlikely to use more than one at a time). The main questions are: 1. Should the project be focused on reference/most common implementations, or maybe more of them? Say, giflib vs libnsgif. I think the latter library is specific to a few programs right now but if it gets more popular, it would fit. 2. How many kinds of media should the project accept? Audio, graphics, video seem pretty obvious. Containers too. libass makes sense as it is specifically for video subtitles. Anything else? 3. What about libraries implementing media-specific streaming protocols? E.g. libshout, live... I suppose the ones specific to voip would fall into voip project's domain instead.  https://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/message/79073ab9c7cebd79fc12e897e110bc3c  https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Codec_project -- Best regards, Michał Górny
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