[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg issue

Da Rock ffmpeg-user at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sun Dec 11 09:40:51 CET 2011

On 12/11/11 07:05, doreisan wrote:
> Don't get me wrong. I love linux and after getting used to it I love ffmpeg.
> That being said, the point of this note is to exclaim out loud the following critique:  ffmpeg is useless and impracticle.
> That begs the question as to just why.  After 3 hours of trying I can't get it to enable mp3 encoding.  The only reasoning that I'm given for disabling it is some lame excuse that it's proprietory.  Ok? Really? Your serious about that?
> Let me be clear, and blunt. It can, in theory, be enabled.  It's free to get the lame codec.  This is why ppl don't move to linux: every music player on the f'n entire earth uses mp3, not vorbis, not wav, not name-it, but mp3.  So when are linux programmers such little bitch ass pansy f'n panywastes? Why not just enable the one everyone uses by default and why such frustration and agony just to do what we will do ANYWAY?
Use FreeBSD. You can run most linux programs natively and many more 
using "emulation". And it has a BSD licence- which means corporations 
use it to do their bidding as well (like Sony).

And having had your experience, I do sympathise. Linuxers can be rather 
"cantankerous" when dealing with anything not free. As you can see BSD 
has no such qualms. It is free- free to do *whatever* you want (without 
making you feel guilty either) with mostly know problems- including 
running FFmpeg, xine, mplayer, etc with whatever codecs you have installed.

Better docs too... :)

> Flying sphaghetti monster dammit!
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