A history of the FFmpeg project

Post Syndicated from corbet original https://lwn.net/Articles/921247/

Kostya Shishkov has just posted the
concluding installment
of an extensive history of the FFmpeg project:

See, unlike many people I don’t regard FFmpeg as something unique
(in the sense that it’s a project only Fabrice Bellard could
create). It was nice to have around and it helped immeasurably but
without it something else would fill the niche. There were other
people working on similar tasks after all (does anybody remember
transcode? or gmerlin?). Hopefully you got an idea on how many
talented unsung heroes had been working on FFmpeg and libav over
the years.

The full set can be found on this
. (Thanks to Paul Wise).