[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Wed Nov 3 07:56:05 CET 2010

On Di, Nov 02, 2010 at 23:06:34 (CET), Felipe Contreras wrote:

>>> How? Having two separate packages? I don't think that would fly on
>>> many distributions.
>> works for ubuntu. For alternate implementations in Gentoo we provide slot
>> and virtual (depending if you want one to replace the other or one stay
>> aside the other)
> Ubuntu ships FFmpeg already with most of what people need. It's only
> for fringe cases where the second package is needed, which is
> maintained by the community, and still, it's not straight-forward:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ffmpeg

FTR, I do maintain both packages in both distribution under the umbrella
of the debian pkg-multimedia packaging team.

The differences between ffmpeg and ffmpeg-extra are solely in three
additional build dependencies (elaborated elsewhere in the thread).
Moreover, ffmpeg-extra provides drop-in replacement packages for
libraries and is an annoyance to maintain.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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