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I was looking through the code for camcodec today as I tried to add it to the new installer package. CamCodec just uses an outdated version of zlib to perform HUFFYUV like compression. There are more recent versions of zlib that provide performance, bug and security updates. There are also other open source lossless codecs that have been updated int he last decade and have other developers currently maintaining them.
The only reason I see to continue supporting camcodec is that it guarantees that our users have a lossless codec installed on their system. If we included another open source (or maybe even freeware) codec in our installation it would be one less thing for our tiny / non-existent development team to maintain.
I've only done some research but, Lagarith (http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html) seems like a decent choice if we do replace camcodec.
Anybody have any other complaints about discontinuing CamCodec in future releases or suggestions for a lossless codec that could replace it?