[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue Nov 2 21:30:11 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:41:41PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> 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.

why is this not an option btw? it seems to make most sense technically

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

i have no objection if the respective maintainers agree 

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