[packman] Kodi vs. ffmpeg 2.8

Olaf Hering olaf at aepfle.de
Wed Mar 2 12:43:34 CET 2016

On Wed, Mar 02, Hendrik Vogelsang wrote:

> Hey,
> sorry for the late answer, I was sick in bed...
> On 29.02.2016 08:00, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 28, Hendrik Vogelsang wrote:
> > 
> > > this seems to be a bad combination as it leads to crashes in libavformat in
> > > av_opt_next whenever something tries to play sounds.
> > 
> > I think the bug is that kodi links against  ffmpeg-2.8 and libX. And
> > libX in turn links either against ffmpeg-3 or another libY which links
> > against ffmpeg-3.
> I doubt that as simply building against ffmpeg-2.8[1] is avoiding the crash.

It looks like ffmpeg-2.6 is used for this kodi. We can add yet another
ffmpeg variant and force it via pkgconfig() in kodi.spec.
Since ffmpeg 2.8 is used since a long time already its not really a new


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