[Libav-user] Understanding libav branch

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Dec 20 10:31:05 CET 2013

Leo Fernando <leo.fernando34 at ...> writes:

> I see libav has two branches, mainly 0.8.x and 9.x

avconv (which is a less confusing name) contains 
several hundred known user-reported bugs that are 
not reproducible with FFmpeg (some of them security- 
relevant), please understand that we cannot support 
it here, see http://ffmpeg.org/download.html for 
supported versions.
contains more information.

contains some general information about releases but 
note that imo it does not cover open-source software 
releases well. FFmpeg releases are just snapshots for 
distributors, end users are strongly encouraged to use 
current git head.

Carl Eugen

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