[packman] ffmpeg not in monolithic repository

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 18:32:14 CEST 2011

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Neil Darlow <neil at darlow.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sunday 03 Apr 2011 12:49:23 Andrea Florio wrote:
>> ffmpeg project changed name... give a look to libav
> I just picked-up on this.
> Apparently, it is a project fork due to politics. The ffmpeg project does
> still exist.
> Regards,
> Neil Darlow

That is correct, there was no rename.  A small group of developers
tried to unilaterally take over the ffmpeg project and failed, so they
created a fork called libav.  The original is still around and still
actively developed.

Having libav available as an alternative to ffmpeg is a good idea in
my opinion (as with mplayer2), but the decision as to which one should
be set as the default probably needs a more thought and discussion.  I
do know the original recently incorporated multi-threading support, I
don't know if labav has this yet or not.


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