[packman] ffmpeg not in monolithic repository

İsmail Dönmez idoenmez at suse.de
Tue Apr 5 09:43:17 CEST 2011


On Monday 04 Apr 2011 00:13:23 Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Neil Darlow <neil at ...> writes:
> > libav had multithreading support before ffmpeg.
> But it contained a regression before it was merged into FFmpeg.
> > That was, apparently, one of the issues leading to the fork. The ffmpeg
> > lead developer was reluctant to add the feature but was forced to do so
> > after libav released with it.
> Fortunately, you do not have to believe me to know that this is not
> correct, you just have to read the explanation from the ffmpeg-mt
> developer:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/124245
> Note that FFmpeg contains several features missing in the fork, video
> filters among them. (No features from the fork are missing in FFmpeg, the
> fork just contains less fixes for user-reported bugs.)

Video filters code is directly dumped from MPlayer with zero peer review. 

FFmpeg as it is one man's project just like what XFree86 was, where as libav 
is a fork to make it a useful project again just like X.org.


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