Hello Maxim! Thanks for taking time! > Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.courno...@savoirfairelinux.com> hat am 2. Februar 2018 > um 19:04 geschrieben: > > > Hello! > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: inderau...@arcor.de > > To: "Maxim Cournoyer" <maxim.courno...@savoirfairelinux.com> > > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:19:41 AM > > Subject: Re: Ring packages for Fedora (was: [Ring] Are the Arch linux > > packages gone?) > > > He Maxim, > > > > thanks for your reply and taking time! > > > > Related to RPM fusion: > > For me there seems to be the problem, that people already have to know about > > Ring. > > There is no chance to stumble and discover it through the categories of the > > AppCenter while searching for Apps they really need. > > Yes, we also would prefer to be available 'out of the box' on Fedora, so we > are interested in evaluating all options.
That's pretty cool! > > > Related to the patents: > > 1. Why does Ring have to use FFMPEG at all? > > It's currently used for processing (decoding/encoding) video and audio > streams. It's a required dependency of Ring. > > > 2. Could https://pipewire.org/#about be an alternative? > > From a quick glance at the project, it seems PipeWire is about providing a > similar set of features as PulseAudio but for videos. It is not dealing with > the encoding/decoding of the streams directly itself but can be used with > GStreamer, which can do that with its various plugins. Hmm on their website they tell: " Features include: - Capture and playback of audio and video with minimal latency. - Real-time Multimedia processing on audio and video." -> Doesn't this include streaming? --> So probably it's about video and audio too! > > It might be possible to use GStreamer and a select choices of free and patent > unencumbered codecs, but I'd expect this to be a big effort (to adapt Ring > for it). -> What makes this a big effort? I am not into that technical things, so i just ask you directly ... > > It'd be useful to make a detailed analysis of GStreamer to see how it fares > against FFmpeg. This would be cool! When will you guys do this? Btw. thanks for working on Ring! > > Happy Friday! Happy weekend! Anna > > Maxim