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

Rich Felker dalias
Wed Aug 10 23:12:48 CEST 2005

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 02:27:21PM +0200, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Fran?ois Revol wrote:
> >>Dear Developers of ffmpeg
> >>
> >>ffmpeg is a very nice project from a technical point of view
> >>
> >>But from the view of a developer and project maintainer of a project 
> >>that 
> >>uses ffmpeg - the project is a nightmare.
> >
> >
> >The thing that bothers me currently is that libavutil which is one more 
> >lib to care about, and isn't even linked to correctly in libavformat 
> >(undefined syms).
> >
> >Is it ok now to cvs ci again ?
> >
> >The use of more and more external GPL libs is also a problem...
> Which is a problem, 'external' or 'GPL'?

IMO, external. If people want these codecs in lavc they should port
them to use the native lavc dsp functions, etc. rather than linking
external libraries with limited-functionality wrappers.


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