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

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 19:15:38 EEST 2016

On 9/14/2016 1:00 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 2016-09-14 17:54 GMT+02:00 Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li>:
>> 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
> If this really were the only reason, I sincerely hope we
> wouldn't even consider this patch.
> My question remains: What about Debian, Ubunut and
> Fedora? Do they still have supported versions without
> sdl2 2.0.1?

Ubuntu has 2.0.2 as the oldest. Debian 7 (old-stable) seems
to be at 2.0.0, but support for that release will be dropped
in about six months, and it may nonetheless get updated with
a point release before that.
No idea about Fedora.

What kind of error did you get with 2.0.0 that a point release
seemingly fixes it? Configure failed to detect it, or ffplay
just misbehaves?
You could try to work with Josh on this and see if it can be

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