[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Sat Nov 6 11:16:35 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 10:22:07 (CET), Felipe Contreras wrote:

> 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?

in the way that you proposed, probably not.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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