[packman] Kodi doesn't play videos with latest ffmpeg

Dave Plater davejplater at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 13:17:39 CET 2017

Kodi is made to build with it's internal (from github.com/xbmc/FFmpeg)
ffmpeg until kodi 1.8x is released which has been rewritten to build
with ffmpeg 3.4.
It already builds with "internal" libdvdcss, libdvdnav and libdvdread.
These have become a problem since the internal ffmpeg build. These
libs are statically linked.
See the bug references at the beginning of this thread.

On 11/21/17, Olaf Hering <olaf at aepfle.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 21, Dave Plater wrote:
>> What I don't understand is none of these are related to ffmpeg and why
>> tis wasn't a problem before.
> Before we try to force a different libffmpeg into kodi, it must be checked
> if the other libraries in the kodi process make some use of libffmpeg.
> If they do, there will be most likely a runtime conflict and kodi must
> be fixed to work with "any" libffmpeg.
> In case of no conflict it is likely easier to build a private ffmpeg in
> %_libdir/ffmpeg3x and build kodi with RPATH pointing to that directory.
> Olaf

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