Bug#613071: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: libavcodec52 (<< 5:0) necessary?

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Sat Feb 26 19:15:13 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 19:53 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 19:18 +0100, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> > As explained, there are technical problems with the DMO packages. It
> > happened a few times in the last months that the DMO ffmpeg packages did
> > not work at all with gst-ffmpeg because of some changes in ffmpeg and
> > minor changed behaviour.
> > 
> > The Debian ffmpeg maintainer handles such things properly by notifying
> > maintainers of packages that are using ffmpeg but DMO does not care at
> > all about this. And then people start complaining that GStreamer sucks
> > because nothing works anymore...
> Is it possible that the respective maintainers increase their
> cooperation?
> So that DMO packages differs from Debian mostly by beeing "unofficial"
> but having more stuff enabled during configuration?

If the DMO packages only differed from the official Debian packages by
having all the patented stuff enabled there would be no problem. The
problem comes from having newer ffmpeg snapshots.

> What about the efforts to convince the ftpmasters to allow
> patented/legally critical stuff?
> IIRC, Reinhard Tartler once claimed they'd be more open for this now,...
> but it seems his uploads keep hanging in new forever.

Well, you have to ask Reinhard about that. I don't know what the status
of this is unfortunately :(
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