[FFmpeg-devel] Proposal: Homebrew tap for FFmpeg

Reto Kromer lists at reto.ch
Thu Feb 7 10:18:08 EET 2019

Werner Robitza wrote:

>On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 9:51 PM Carl Eugen Hoyos
><ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>We already provide a build script and we believe that it works
>>very well, in addition a kind supporter offers osx binaries.
>That's all true, but not all users want to build manually (or
>have the technical skills to understand what's going on) and
>take care of a dozen dependencies. The build scripts and guides
>are quite straightforward but it still takes more time than just
>running "brew install ffmpeg". Just for context, in the last 90
>days, there have been over a quarter million installs of ffmpeg
>through Homebrew.
>That's a considerable amount.

In addition, I would like to add that the version 2 of Homebrew
works not only on macOS, but also on Linux and even on Windows
running Linux. The proposal made would offer again an easy way
to install a parametrable FFmpeg to the end user.

I guess the discussion is "only" on: should this happen inside
or outside the official FFmpeg. My personal preference would be

Hoping this is useful! Reto

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