[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras
Sat Nov 6 10:22:07 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> wrote:
> 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.

That's what I thought. So dynamic plugin loading support in FFmpeg
would help, right?

Felipe Contreras

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