Bug#440216: ditto here

Cyrille Chépélov cyrille at chepelov.org
Sun Sep 2 00:01:17 UTC 2007

ditto here.

Looking at the most probable root cause:

cyrille at hestia:~$ ffmpeg -formats 2>/dev/null|grep mpeg2
  E mpeg2video      MPEG2 video
 D VSDT mpeg2video

  ^ see that little hole here?

Seems the problem stems from this:

cyrille at hestia:/tmp/ffmpeg-free-0.cvs20070307$
zcat /usr/share/doc/libavcodec1d/changelog.Debian.gz  |head
ffmpeg-free (0.cvs20070307-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Rename the source package. We are (again) no longer shipping the
    'real' upstream source of ffmpeg.
  * Add debian/strip.sh to strip ffmpeg upstream source disabling mpeg
    based encoders as discussed with ftp-master at debconf7
		^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^
  * update XS-Vcs tags in debian/control.
  * make ffmpeg binNMU-able by using ${binary:Version} rather than

So yeah, software patents at work again, successfully randomly destroy
our ability to make useful things out of Debian. [carrying my
toilet-cleaning suction cup] BWAAAAAHHHH!!! [/end roving rabbid mode]

A terrible way out is to use the MPEG1 encoder instead; patch against
package freeplayer (sorta: intended target
is /usr/share/freeplayer/http-fbx/play.html) attached here. So far so
good, but be warned I have the HD and V5 connected through Ethernet, not
wifi/mimo; I might have saturated what a wireless connection can deliver
or what a V4 chip can absorb (had to make very frequent key frames to
get an acceptably (barely so) smooth animation).


	-- Cyrille

Versions of packages ffmpeg depends on:
ii  libavcodec1d            0.cvs20070307-6  ffmpeg codec library
ii  libavformat1d           0.cvs20070307-6  ffmpeg file format library
ii  libavutil1d             0.cvs20070307-6  ffmpeg utility library
ii  libc6                   2.6.1-1          GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine,
shared lib
ii  libimlib2      powerful image loading and
ii  libsdl1.2debian         1.2.11-9         Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libswscale1d            0.cvs20070307-6  ffmpeg video scaling

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