Problem with ffmpeg-free

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Mon Apr 14 17:25:16 UTC 2008

Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at> writes:

> Hello,
> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
>> I didn't expect that applications actually rely on the availability of
>> certain codecs, and don't even bother to check for their existence.
> well, since this turns out to be a non-issue (at least not a bug in
> ffmpeg itself, applications should not rely on the presence of a
> specific codec) how about uploading the package from experimental to
> unstable? We should not release lenny with a ffmpeg from March 2007.

I agree that we should upload ffmpeg to unstable ASAP now. I hoped that
I will find the time to prepare an upload to unstable last week, but
failed. I will try again this week, but don't want to make promises.

If you have time, could you please have a look at the open bugs in
debbugs, fix them in svn and prepare an upload to unstable? thanks!

> Reinhard, will you be able to provide a patch to make the libraries spit
> out big fat debug warning messages in case a codec is selected that we
> disabled on purpose?

I can have a look at that, but again, no promises.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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