[FFmpeg-user] What is the difference between versions of ffmpeg?
h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Oct 5 00:00:08 CEST 2014
Am 04.10.2014 um 23:48 schrieb skyscanner at gmx.ca:
> Now if only they would follow that up by saying, "If you don't know which encoders you need or how to use the configuration options, here is how to build a 'standard' version of ffmpeg...", then this page might actually be useful. The problem is that when you offer a lot of options, people such as myself that have no clue what those options do get lost really fast. All I want and need is a standard version that will work.
* all supported codecs
* minimized supported codecs
* if minimized which ones
> However, if someone has any idea of what they actually want and need, that seems like a pretty thorough guide
you need an idea otherwise you end what about you caomplained before
"the package i installed pulled a ton of dependencies" - so in other
words "default" would support only limited codecs or pull a lot of
dependencies with their cahin-deps
there is not much between and no matter what you do the next day
somebody would complain why all that deps are required or a static
binary is 100 MB large or why the codec he needs right now is not supported
> Basically, however, the question that I think needs to be asked is this:
> If I go to the download page and it sends me to http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ and I add the repository suggested (deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free) to my /etc/apt/sources.list, why is it supplying an old version?
that answer is *really* easy - because who ever did built that binary
don't care or has no time - if you want soemthing else you need to do
that at your own - that's the benefit of open source: you can do so, in
case of closed source all that questions would not exist
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