[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/6] lavc/libx265: mark disposable frames

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 20:00:55 EET 2017

2017-12-02 18:51 GMT+01:00 James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com>:
> On 12/2/2017 2:40 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> 2017-12-02 18:37 GMT+01:00 John Stebbins <stebbins at jetheaddev.com>:
>>> That should be done, or I should add back support for earlier versions.
>>> Is there any desire by anyone to keep support for earlier versions?
>> How old is 2.5, is 2.4 used by current versions of distributions?
>> (How ugly is the support for earlier versions?)
> It's four months old, and rolling release distros are using it and will
> move on to 2.6 soon.
> By the time non rolling release distros switch to ffmpeg > 3.4, they
> will also switch to whatever is newest for x265 at the time.

I was mostly thinking about users who build FFmpeg by themselves
on current distributions. (And about developers who like to test on
vanilla systems.)

Four months seem not a lot to me.

(I believe it is impossible that your criteria ever fails.)

Carl Eugen

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