[FFmpeg-user] Hello and newbie question

Kirk Rutter k.rutter at fashion.arts.ac.uk
Tue Feb 11 16:45:08 CET 2014

Thanks Carl but what does that mean?

Why would Ubuntu 12.04 come pre-installed with an "intentionally broken version
with several hundred known bugs"? Not that I'm too worried about the history
behind this, how do I get the answer to my original question and more importantly
how do I get a fix for it?

Best regards.

Kirk Rutter
From: ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org [ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org] on behalf of Carl Eugen Hoyos [cehoyos at ag.or.at]
Sent: 11 February 2014 14:10
To: ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Hello and newbie question

Kirk Rutter <k.rutter <at> fashion.arts.ac.uk> writes:

> ffmpeg version 0.8.9-4:0.8.9-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

This is not FFmpeg but an intentionally broken version
with several hundred known bugs not reproducible with
FFmpeg, some of them security relevant, please
understand that we cannot support this version here.
See http://blog.pkh.me/p/13-the-ffmpeg-libav-situation.html
for more information.
Supported versions are available at
http://ffmpeg.org/download.html current git head is
recommended if you are a user.

Carl Eugen

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