[FFmpeg-user] ffplay is not built

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sun Apr 28 21:51:48 CEST 2013

Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:

> Am 28.04.2013 21:44, schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
> > Reindl Harald <h.reindl <at> thelounge.net> writes:
> > 
> >>> Please use current git head instead if you are 
> >>> not a distributor yourself!
> >>
> >> sorry but this is very very uncommon and ffmpeg appears
> >> the only software on this planet where permanently the
> >> use of the devel-branch is recommended
> > 
> > Since you apparently do misunderstand:
> > FFmpeg git head always contains less bugs 

(you unfortunately cut the relevant part:
FFmpeg git head at any time contains less 
- known! - bugs but more features than any release. 
Or in other words: If you use a release, you knowingly 
accept more bugs but less features at the same time.)

> sorry but this would mean that the developers 
> are always perfect and never introduce regressions

No, you completely misunderstand:
It just means that FFmpeg development does not have 
the necessary man-power to backport all bug fixes 
to release branches.

Allow me to add that if you want to maintain a 
release, that would be very welcome!

Carl Eugen

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