> Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.courno...@savoirfairelinux.com> hat am 16. Februar 
> 2018 um 04:50 geschrieben:
> 
> 
> Hello Anna,
> 
> Apologies for the delayed reply.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: inderau...@arcor.de
> > To: "Maxim Cournoyer" <maxim.courno...@savoirfairelinux.com>
> > Cc: ring@gnu.org
> > Sent: Saturday, February 3, 2018 1:03:46 AM
> > Subject: Re: Ring packages for Fedora (was: [Ring] Are the Arch linux 
> > packages gone?)
> 
> > 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 ...
> 
> The APIs being very different would suggest lots of refactoring.
> 
> Efforts are being made to keep the video/audio portion of the code base clean 
> and more modular, so in the future maybe it wouldn't entail as much an effort.
> 
> >> 
> >> 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!
> 
> It's not high on our priority list at the moment; maybe you could lend a hand 
> if it is a topic of interest to you? :)

Yes, it is :) How could i do this?

> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Maxim

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