[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC]Autodetect VA-API

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Mon May 6 12:18:22 CEST 2013

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Hi!
> In FFmpeg revisions 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 0.10, 0.11, 1.0 and 1.1, VA-API was
> autodetected by configure, default compilation always produced ffmpeg
> executables that depend on libva and I do not remember any user protesting
> about it.
> Since 1.2 (and without any documentation afaict), VA-API is not
> auto-detected
> anymore, this was quickly reported by users (see also ticket #2368).
> On my system, a default FFmpeg compilation (./configure && make ffmpeg)
> produces a binary that depends, apart from the typical system libraries and
> libz and libbz2, on libsdl, libasound and libjack (which depends on
> libstdc++), libva has no further dependencies afaict.
> I don't use VA-API (and I don't care much) but I suggest attached patch
> that I
> would also backport to release/1.2.
> Please comment, Carl Eugen
I don't have a strong opinion on the patch, however you should reword the
comment above your changed line, because you make it a lie.

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