[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Nov 2 14:28:59 CET 2010

On 11/2/10 1:23 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> There is a need to package separately free, and patent encumbered
> codecs. Right now that's impossible with FFmpeg, and that's the reason
> it's not offered on Fedora, or MeeGo.

That is a stupid excuse as pointed by ubuntu.

> This is solved in GStreamer by having a separate package for the core,
> and the patent encumbered plugins. The third party repo provides the
> codec packages that get installed into /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10, and
> voil?, you have support for all the codecs. There's even on-the-fly
> codec installation support so when trying to play a clip, you get
> asked if you want to install the codec package.

What about having multiple libavcodec and just switch one with the other?

> Personally I think it's a shame that FFmpeg is not shipped in such
> important distributions just because of this reason. And of course if
> your package depends on FFmpeg, then you are out of the distro as
> well.

Not our fault.


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