[FFmpeg-user] Next Release

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 21:47:44 EET 2021

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 8:44 PM Phil Rhodes via ffmpeg-user <
ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> wrote:

>  On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 19:10:38 GMT, Chris Angelico <
> rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Do you realise how toxic you make the FFMPEG community look?
> To answer your last point first, either they don't know how toxic it
> looks, or they don't care. It's been like this for so long that if it's an
> elaborate trolling attempt it's a very, very determined one. Either way
> it's horrible and I regret that it exists, but nobody in authority seems
> willing to do anything about it.
> As regards the issue of release versions, the way I usually do it is to
> download a statically-built executable. As a windows person I'd invariably
> do this anyway; I have built ffmpeg on windows but it's a real hurt in the
> hiney. There are usually executables available which presumably represent
> "current git head" as it existed at some point in time. It's anecdotal, but
> I've never had a problem with these. You can update at will, or keep your
> known-good setup together for the price of simply including that executable
> file.
> There are, as I understand it, a number of potential legal problems with
> distributing that, since it is quite difficult to obtain a set of source
> files that are known to be symmetrical with the executable you have. It's
> even more difficult to prove that any particular set of source files are
> symmetrical with any particular executable. Still, it seems to be more or
> less tolerated on the basis that as a purely practical matter, anyone who
> wants the source to ffmpeg would download it anyway.
Yes, if you want to use ffmpeg you need to pay for each patent it

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