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

Dave Plater davejplater at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 13:04:32 CET 2017

Fixed kodi, confirmed by email. Submitted sr#4048

On 11/21/17, Dave Plater <davejplater at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Dave
> 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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