[FFmpeg-user] Problems decoding h.264 video

Tom Evans tevans.uk at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 8 00:55:45 CEST 2014

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Oliver Fromme <oliver at fromme.com> wrote:
> But I don't understand why the official FreeBSD port works.
> It does *not* depend on a newer gcc version, and in fact the
> start-up message shows that it is build with the stock old
> FreeBSD compiler (4.2.1):
> ffmpeg version 2.2.4 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers
>   built on Jul 29 2014 20:18:45 with gcc 4.2.1 (GCC) 20070831 patched [FeeBSD]
> I noticed that the port depends on a newer version of the
> binutils, but I'm not sure what's required to build ffmpeg
> with those binutils.  The port apparently sets $COMPILER_PATH
> to /usr/local/bin, but when I do that with the git sources,
> it still doesn't work.

GCC from ports requires binutils from ports, which provides a more
modern as(1). The port Makefile must be doing something to utilise
that directly; I'm unsure of the method.



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