[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula
Sat Nov 13 03:34:56 CET 2010

On 13.11.2010 02:52, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 01:05:50AM +0200, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> 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
>> unallowed.
> do you have some link to related discussion or a changelog for their ffmpeg
> package?

Here's the commit that disabled aac, but there is not much info there:

Here's a mailing list post:

When I asked why he didn't disable everything else as well, he said that
someone should tell him what is allowed and what is disallowed.

Anssi Hannula
(a Mandriva contributor)

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