[FFmpeg-devel] "avconv"

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Thu Sep 8 17:33:08 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 03:03:23PM +0200, Ivo van Poorten wrote:
> On Friday 26 August 2011, 18:22:32, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 05:16:39PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> > > I am really worried about what will happen then, especially since some
> > > major distribution ship libav's libraries.
> > 
> > Some of these fields can be accessed through AVOptions which makes
> > their offset in the structures irrlevant.
> > 
> > Also as you already mention distros. Are you a debian devel?
> > if not do you know one? Maybe one of the past package maintainers ...
> > We need a volunteer to make a new debian package of ffmpeg and get
> > this back into debian (and then ubuntu)
> > 
> > the users of these distros should have a choice as which libs and tools
> > they use
> Both debian and ubuntu packages are done by Reinhard Tartler & co. A while 
> ago I tried pointing out to debian's multimedia maintainers that his views 
> on ffmpeg/libav are partial and that they should not just switch to the 
> fork, but they trusted his judgement and left it at that.

for ubuntu:

Thus what we need next is someone to make ffmpeg packages for debian
& ubuntu. and once thats done try to get ffmpeg back into debian and

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