Bug#476644: bring back H.261 encoding

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Fri Apr 18 07:28:53 UTC 2008

Package: ffmpeg
Severity: wishlist
Version: 0.svn20080206-1


according to 
and other resources, SUN develops a new codec called OMS, which "is a 
royalty-free codec loosely based on the h.26x codec family". In the 
FAQ the question asking "Why have you started from h.261?" is answered 
with the following reply:

	H.261 was finalized in 1989, outside the (17-year) patent
	window. Key tool strategies and prior art were already
	established in that era.

Wouldn't this mean that we are also free to ship the built-in H.261 
encoder in ffmpeg packages?

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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