[FFmpeg-devel] lavc/libvpxenc: Deprecate lossless option

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 22:21:16 EET 2019

On 2/7/2019 5:08 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 2019-02-07 20:57 GMT+01:00, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com>:
>> On 2/7/2019 4:53 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> Lossless libvpx encoding is possible with "-crf 0".
>> Does that work with all supported versions, or was it a recent change?
> No, it needs a newer version than 1.4.0
> Sorry, Carl Eugen

What's the first version where this works? We could bump the minimum
required version. It would also let us remove a considerable amount of

Debian Oldstable has a libvpx 1.6.1 package in the official backports
repository, and Ubuntu Xenial (oldest LTS) ships with 1.5.0. And if it
was added after those, an argument could also be made that if you're
compiling latest ffmpeg you can also compile its popular dependencies.
Not to mention libvpx is a library that's best to have as up to date as

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