Do we need to move x265enc to -ugly?

Baby Octopus jagadishkamathk at
Wed Nov 21 15:44:44 UTC 2018

This question has been raised quite a number of times. There is a general
misunderstanding of bad plugins
There are essentially 4 categories
1.a Good distributable 
1.b Good non-distributable
2.a Bad distributable
2.b Bad non distributable

Currently 1.a is called good, 1.b is called ugly, 2.a & 2.b collectively
called bad
I personally prefer 4 categories instead of existing 3

Also note that non distributable is not only due to GPL, but also due to
code which might violate certain patents

I'm not a lawyer but this is what I understand :)


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