[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula
Sat Nov 13 00:05:50 CET 2010

On 13.11.2010 00:26, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:48:59PM +0200, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> On 02.11.2010 15:09, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 02:23:56PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>>> Personally I think it's a shame that FFmpeg is not shipped in such
>>>> important distributions just because of this reason.
>>> How many people here have even heard of meego and how many use Fedora
>>> (on their desktops)?  Nowadays FFmpeg is available in all mainstream
>>> distributions, it's just the fringe ones that are missing, see
>>> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=FFmpeg_distribution_status
>>> BTW, if you have information to contribute to that package, let me know.
>> Ok, here goes:
>> == Mandriva ==
>> The packages in 2010.1 and later have the aac decoder and encoder
>> disabled. The packages in 2010.0 and older are uncrippled.
> Does anyone know why they disabled them?

Because faad is not allowed in Mandriva, AAC decoding is presumed as

Technically Mandriva's position is "no patented codecs allowed in the
binary packages", though in practice codecs seem to be allowed somewhat

> And who to contact about this?

Eugeni Dodonov (eugeni A mandriva D com) is (since last week) the
manager of Mandriva Cooker and responsible for the desktop distribution.

ffmpeg maintainer on Mandriva (and PLF) is G?tz Waschk (goetz A mandriva
D org), but he is just keeping the status quo on allowed codecs until
some authority (i.e. a Mandriva employee) says that something is in fact

Anssi Hannula

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