[FFmpeg-user] What is the difference between versions of ffmpeg?

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Sun Oct 5 01:38:22 CEST 2014

On Sat, 4 Oct 2014 22:56:06 +0000 (UTC), "Phil Rhodes" <phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> >- who do you think you are to demand them offer a "just happy to use" binary additional to the development work?

Reindl Harald: And again, you come across as an insulting ass.  Look, nobody forces the developers to offer anything.  But when you put software out into the world, whether it is free or something you have to buy, and whether it is for Linux, OS X, or Windows, people are going to give their opinion and say what they do and don't like about it.  If getting a current version is harder than with other similar software, people have a right to note that and say they wish it were different.

What I want to know is, who the hell do you think YOU are to insult other users who don't happen to have your level of Linux knowledge and who may not care to learn all the things you have?  You have contributed absolutely nothing to this discussion other than to get people hot under the collar.  In my opinion it appears that you may fit the classic definition of an Internet troll.  Particularly so because you are just a user of this software, like everyone else here, and therefore cannot speak with any authority.

> No - who do you think you are to run around screaming at people that they "refuse to learn"?

> You created this problem.
> If you want less hassle from users, make the software easier to use. If you can't be bothered, deal with the fallout.
> Either way, you are not the boss, you are not in a position of authority, and it is not your place to tell peopl eoff.

Thank you, Phil.  I almost said something earlier when I thought maybe he was a developer (because I did not think that just another user would have the unmitigated gall to talk this way) that if this was how the developers acted toward people, I could fully understand why the project was forked.  But I thought I had better ask if he were a developer first, and I am glad I did! Now that I know he's only a user I think he has a hell of a lot of nerve to talk to anyone the way he's been carrying on today (not that I would think any more highly of such conduct if he were a developer, but at least a developer would have more status to talk that way).

I am done with this.  The truth is that as long as the static builds are available, that is all I want or need.  I did learn a few things from some of the participants and I do appreciate the help, but I am not real likely to ever try to build ffmpeg.  For one thing I have absolutely zero desire to do that, and for another thing, it seems to me like the current version ought to be offered in the repositories (and clearly marked as such, not obfuscated among a whole bunch of choices that would leave anyone bewildered as to which to pick), and hopefully someday that will be the case.  However, I have no desire to continue this thread, since it has become extremely counter-productive.

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