[packman] opensuse 11.3 opal package (for ekiga) supporting H.263, H.264 and MPEG4

James Bottomley James.Bottomley at suse.de
Thu Feb 3 22:21:40 CET 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 20:11 +0100, Cristian Morales Vega wrote:
> 2011/2/2 James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at suse.de>:
> > I've got a set of patches to the current opal-3.6.6 which resolves
> > compile issues and builds the additional codec set as
> > opal-nonfree-codecs
> >
> > The source rpm for this is about 6.7MB (it's the full opal-3.6.6 package
> > with the extra codec build).  Would packman distribute this, and what's
> > the upload process if yes?
> Notice the openSUSE package, from the GNOME:Factory project, already
> provides the 3.6.8 version with bconds for ffmpeg and x264. Probably
> would be better to have a single package and simply create a _link in
> Packman. The openSUSE package could use the split of
> "opal-nonfree-codecs" though. If you create a SR there I'm sure it
> will be accepted.

Actually, I didn't notice this, but there are a few things that have to
be done to make the packages work together (it's not as simple as just
enabling them).

Can you tell me what an SR is?  The wiki just says contact the mailing
list if you want to add packages ... which is what I did.

> Also notice https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=596006. I
> created the opal-x264 patch from the openSUSE package, with it H264
> "works"... but with **very** bad quality.

Ah, wish I'd seen that; I've essentially duplicated the work.  I also
added some other pieces, but that's mainly to get the package
dependencies to work correctly.

I concur on the H.264 quality issue.  I also see a 3s time lag between
the video and audio.  I think it is some bitrate issue, but I can't
currently find it (x264 documentation is a bit lacking). H.263 and MPEG4
work nicely.  I have an objective of getting H.264 working, since that's
what most video conference systems use.


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