[Libav-user] LGPL and Android's apk file format

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Dec 14 02:00:14 CET 2013

Alex Cohn <alexcohn at ...> writes:

> IMHO, the life would be much easier if there were an official
> distribution of FFmpeg libraries for Android, like there is for some
> (other) flavours of Linux, or at least a de facto standard
> distribution, similar to Zeranoe builds for Windows.

Please be assured that there is neither an "official distribution 
of FFmpeg" for Linux nor for Windows - assuming you mean a binary 
distribution, there is of course the (same) official source code.
(And be it only because FFmpeg does not ship "products".)

> I believe that until then, too many electrons and developer effort are
> wasted for maintenance of these libraries by each individual Android
> developer, and many people are stuck with obsolete, buggy versions of
> FFmpeg libraries on their devices, sometimes posing security risks.

I probably misunderstand: Is there a (specific) problem using 
FFmpeg on Android devices? I don't remember an Android-
specific but report atm but I thought we had fate-tests.

> Unfortunately, I don't see significant interest among ffmpeg
> developers (see e.g.
> http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2013-November/151352.html)

I honestly wonder what you mean...

Be assured that if you like to help (for example with a fate 
client), we would very much welcome this!

Carl Eugen

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