[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ffplay: convert ffplay to use SDL2

Josh de Kock josh at itanimul.li
Wed Sep 14 18:54:54 EEST 2016

On 14/09/2016 16:34, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> [...]
> If a supported Linux distribution does not ship a sufficiently
> recent sdl2, I am not sure if this is such a good idea.
> Does the patch offer new functionality?
It doesn't add any extra functionality, but SDL1 has been unmaintained 
for more than 4 years. We discussed this in IRC and thought that ffmpeg 
was a big enough library, and it switching to SDL2 may help distros to 
consider supporting SDL2, also taking into account the length of time 
SDL1 has been unmaintained. Another option is just to compile SDL2 from 


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