[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Tue Nov 2 20:41:41 CET 2010

On Di, Nov 02, 2010 at 14:28:59 (CET), Luca Barbato wrote:

> 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.

Just FTR, I really dislike the ffmpeg/ffmpeg-extra hack and would prefer
a solution that does not involve a copied source package.

What's holding me back from doing this are three build dependencies,
that are not available in the 'main' section: libx264-dev,
libxvidcore-dev and libmp3lame-dev. Moving these three dependencies to
main is unfortunately not an option AFAIUI.

Would the project accept patches to dlopen() these three libraries at
runtime? Then I could (finally) drop ffmpeg-extra.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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