[packman] How to upgrade XBMC to Kodi
aloisio at gmx.com
Sun Dec 28 07:37:19 CET 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 "Sagi Ben-Akiva" wrote:
> Yes there is , taken from http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/ :
> "To begin, Kodi has been updated to use FFmpeg 2.4.4. For users, this means
> Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9
> video codecs. The use of HEVC and VP9 could result in dramatically smaller
> video files sizes with exactly the same level of quality. A 40 GB file
> could be compressed to 20 GB. Users with particularly large libraries or
> interest in 4K video may be especially likely to appreciate this update.
> Software support for the VP9 video codec is also included."
> While in packman repo ffmpeg is at version 2.3.3
And it's bound to remain at that version until vlc 2.2 is released. Vlc 2.1.5 won't build with anything newer than 2.3.x and that's a show-stopper.
Perhaps the new ffmpeg libraries could be statically linked to kodi?
Or perhaps someone has a bright idea to make ffmpeg 2.4/2.5 coexist as ffmpeg_current without having the sonames clash?
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