[Ffmpeg-devel] Using ffmpeg libs in an OSS project is a nightmare

Attila Kinali attila
Sun Aug 7 13:01:23 CEST 2005

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005 20:43:04 +1000
Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:

>  It should be no problem building shared libs for ffmpeg without PIC,
> we don't use -fPIC to build Mesas OpenGL libraries and drivers due to
> the perceived speed loss.

If you do not use PIC, then all you get is a static library
which has to be relocated for all programs that use it.
All you get from that is that you save diskspace, but
waste the same amount of memory as you would if you link
staticaly against it.

				Attila Kinali


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