[FFmpeg-user] FLV to MP4 conversion

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Mar 8 14:49:12 CET 2012

Am 08.03.2012 14:28, schrieb Maurice Randall:
> On 2012-03-08 05:30, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> if you are using really 0.5.2 dianostic has no value because this
>> version is outdated for many years now, there where thousands
>> of bugfixes and imporvements from 0.5 to currently supported
>> 0.7-0.10
> This is on the ffmpeg.org site:
> "May 25, 2010 We have just pushed out another point release from our 0.5 release branch: FFmpeg 0.5.2."

i know that

> Many years is less than 2 years? 

if you look how fast ffmpeg is developed yes

> If it is so outdated, why is it still being worked  on? It appears that it is
> still supported and is at 0.5.8 now, which was updated January 12, 2012.

it is not really worked on this
security bugs are fixed - that was it

> Not to worry, though. I agree that it is outdated. 
> But apparently there are many people out there still using it,
> so it must have some value

to support people which will not update or using things
like debian with security updates - if it works for you
fine, you are secure and it does what you want

if it does not work for you on a functional base you
are strongly recommended to update because there are
reasons making new releases, most of them are new
features, changes in command-lines and any changes
which would break BC for legacy releases

this is common sense:
if you are running any outdated software and it does not
work the way you want use the current version because
you will find much more support from other people because
most of them are using recent versions

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