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A Group Of FFmpeg Developers Just Forked As Libav

Multimedia

Published on 14 March 2011 09:53 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
19 Comments

Following a number of internal disputes among FFmpeg developers in recent weeks, a group of these developers have stepped away from the project and have forked off of the FFmpeg code-base to create a new project called the "libav" project.

This fork was launched over the weekend and was already brought up in our forums. Though as this change has just been announced hours ago, it's not yet clear which developers are behind this change and the other details involved.

All of the FFmpeg assets are being transferred to libav.org. As some readers have already expressed, the new libav name is also arguably confusing with there already being the libva project (VA-API lirary), libavcodec (the A/V codec library as part of FFmpeg), etc.

More details as they emerge.

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