[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc/libopenh264enc: update to openh264 1.6

Ricardo Constantino wiiaboo at gmail.com
Fri May 20 17:27:17 CEST 2016

On 20 May 2016 at 11:37, Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> as one testing ffmpeg with openh264 (building at least)
> i have mixed feelings about this, it would cause me to drop further
> testing with openh264 in all releases OR in git master
> because releases wont build with git master of openh264 and
> master wont build with older openh264
> having 2 different versions installed would be possible but i will not
> go to that troubble and i suspect noone else will either

I see very few distros actually packaging OpenH264 (it's mainly only
used by Firefox, but there's a GStreamer plugin for it too, I think),
but when they do it's either 1.5 (Archlinux AUR) or 1.5.3 (Fedora
23-25). Not using Cisco's binaries voids the patent protection, so I
guess that's why they don't package it.
Depends on whether FFmpeg cares about supporting non-releases. If it
doesn't it should probably be noted somewhere, at least in the wiki.

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