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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Oct 5 01:49:40 CEST 2014

Am 05.10.2014 um 01:38 schrieb skyscanner at gmx.ca:
> 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

Phil tries to do for many years here

> 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.

and other people are going to give their opinion like i did - so what

you just could have aid "thank you for now knowing that" after i 
explained you that upstream just offers source code and nothing else, 
well i even explained you the legal side why this can't change

complain at the institutions responsible for patents

if somebody builds a static binary of ffmpeg with x264 then it is his 
choice and risk - doing that in the wrong country or piss up the wrong 
people holding patent rights may bring him straigt to jail

> If getting a current version is harder than with other similar software

other free software in Linux distributions is built the same way as 
ffmpeg and if they are renect just say thank you to the package maintainer

> people have a right to note that and say they wish it were different.

you still don't get it - if the version your distribution offers is not 
recent enough *complain there* because it's the apckage maintainers 
fault not to keep on track and nobodys else

he did build the package within the repos from the upstream sources and 
he is repsonsible to update them - nobody else - if you want rececnt 
binaries complain there or just build them at your own

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