[MPlayer-users] When will there be a new release?
amidk75 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 22:57:47 CEST 2008
Attila Kinali pisze:
>>>> But that it seems to user. At Ubuntu from 04.2008 it's ffmpeg CVS from
>>>> 03.2007 so... almost as dead.
>>>> In fact, developers of Ubuntu force Gstreamer as a main decoder.
>>> And Gstreamer uses ffmpeg in the back, without telling you
>>> (they link staticaly against ffmpeg like MPlayer does)
>> No. It's special "gstreamer-ffmpeg" package from "unsupported" repo that
>> user must install on it's own.
> So, you are telling us that gstreamer has written a new codec
> library for every codec out there in just a few years, while
> developing a DShow drop in replacement? I highly doubt that.
> ffmpeg is _the_codec_library_ every OSS player project uses it.
> There is no way around it, unless you stick to MPEG1/2 only.
ditto - did you forgot XINE?
But in Ubuntu "gstreamer-ffmpeg" is additional package unsupported by
Canonical. And it's not installed by default. That's a fact. Whatever
gstreamer uses another set of codecs and it's internal or external is
not the point.
Krzysztof 'DK75' Duchnowski
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