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: ring@gnu.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

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