[9] Proposal to deprecate VP6 video and the FLV/FXM file formats

Michael Berry berry120 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:49:28 UTC 2015

+1 for deprecation - I haven't used VP6 in a long while, and would value
the whole thing being open source more than its inclusion.

Out of interest, is this anything to do with JEP 257? I started looking at
this with Kirill's guidance a year or so ago, but sadly many other things
had to take precedence so I didn't really have the time.


On 27 August 2015 at 12:39, Scott Palmer <swpalmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On Aug 27, 2015, at 2:29 AM, Dr. Michael Paus <mp at jugs.org> wrote:
> >
> > Am 26.08.15 um 22:25 schrieb Scott Palmer:
> >>
> >> Then legacy formats could be provided in optional downloads and new
> formats can be supported without the need to integrate them within the JRE
> code.
> >>
> >>
> > To me this sounds again like a Java/JavaFX specific solution which, to
> my opinion, is a dead-end road. I think it would be much more important
> that JavaFX can directly use all system installed codecs. I simply don't
> understand why it is possible to install a codec pack on a machine and
> almost all software, with the exception of JavaFX, is able to immediately
> use that and only JavaFX based applications are not.
> >
> > Michael
> I agree that codecs that are usable by the system’s default media
> framework should work.  However, I believe that is already supported in
> most cases, is it not?

It's not - JavaFX can decode the audio / video / container formats that it
knows about through its GStreamer plugins, and nothing else (unless you
compile them in yourself, which isn't all that hard.)

> There still needs to be a guarantee that certain specific codecs will work
> wherever JFXMEdia is supported.  Otherwise you lose a significant bit of
> cross-platform compatibility. Media assets that you ship with your
> application need to be able to play, regardless of how the end user has
> configured their specific codec environment.
> Scott



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