[FFmpeg-user] Hello and newbie question
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Feb 11 18:10:51 CET 2014
Phil Rhodes <phil_rhodes <at> rocketmail.com> writes:
> Both groups of people will claim that theirs is best.
I don't think this is true, at least for more than a
year I haven't heard anybody claim that FFmpeg contains
more bugs than avconv.
Reinhard (and Luca) sometimes claims that some third
party applications do not compile with FFmpeg, you
will easily find posts from independent third parties
who explain that these are obvious lies meant to
distract innocent readers.
> Obviously the version that comes with ubuntu is not
> "deliberately" broken
The security issues are not just known, actual
issues with avconv were reported to us by the avconv
side (and we verified that they are not reproducible
with FFmpeg). Response time for such issues seems to
be many months in avconv (historically).
Consider to (carefully) read J00ru's blog entry. I
believe it really explains a lot.
> and both versions contain "hundreds of known bugs"
But I of course did not claim that FFmpeg contains
no known bugs. I also did not claim that FFmpeg
contains no bugs that are not reproducible with avconv.
But I do claim (and it is extremely easy to verify)
that there are a magnitude (actually two) more bugs in
avconv that are not reproducible with FFmpeg than the
other way around. Just test a not too small number of
fixed trac tickets with avconv and look at some open
bugs on bugzilla (they often contain references to
And please stop trolling here, it is not welcome!
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