[packman] How to upgrade XBMC to Kodi

LB 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
> https://pmbs.links2linux.de/package/show/Essentials/ffmpeg[https://pmbs.links2linux.de/package/show/Essentials/ffmpeg]

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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