[Ffmpeg-devel] Using ffmpeg libs in an OSS project is a nightmare

j at v2v.cc j
Sat Aug 6 01:23:01 CEST 2005

> There is a solution to this problem available to you: Include a working
> CVS snapshot of FFmpeg in Motion.  It's what many other projects
> building on FFmpeg do, at the very least all the players, i.e. MPlayer,
> xine, vlc, avifile, tcvp.

which is totally brain dead. each project has to redo integrating
ffmpeg, each time i compile a project i spend the most time compiling
ffmpeg. one of the nice things about the the invention called
shared library is, that you do not have to compile it each time you
use it.

its also a bad excuse not do be able or willing to do release
management; to spend some thought about a stable api etc...


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