[packman] FFmpeg

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Jun 29 20:35:20 CEST 2010

Manfred Tremmel <manfred at ...> writes:

> > I would suggest not to use released versions, but to continue
> >  updating to latest svn whenever new features are available (that
> >  would be AAC+v2 aka Parametric Stereo atm).
> It's not easy to keep all programms working with new svn snapshots.

It would be great if you could report such problems: We spend a lot of time
trying to avoid them and I don't know of any API regressions / none are reported
on roundup.

> Not seldom api changes make it necessary to patch programms. I would be glad 
> to keep 0.6 for a while. 

As I said, API did not change for over a year, please report all such problems!

> > Consider --disable-libavfilter when building the ffmpeg executable.
> avfilter is enabled.

I know, I just wanted to tell you it triggers a few regressions.

> > And btw, the libavfilter summary is wrong and all summaries spell
> >  FFmpeg wrongly.
> I'll fix this with the next rebuild. I've named it ffmpeg but rpmlint 
> was not happy with it, so I've replased the first f with a upercase F.

That's why you should use FFmpeg, please!

> PS: If you want to have the latest snapshots, just take a look at
>     http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/testing/xine-cvs/
>     It's my personal testing tree with daily snapshots of libxine
>     and needed libs (like ffmpeg and x264).

There may be a misunderstanding: I don't need latest snapshots from packman (I
am using daily snapshots), but Packman's users have a right to decode AAC+, imo.

And while you are at it, please remove libfaac from your build, there is a
native AAC encoder, and we start to chase license violators.

Carl Eugen

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