Bug#496133: marked as done (fixup version.sh to include a meaningful version in the ffmpeg binary)

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Thu Aug 28 10:53:09 UTC 2008

Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/73054 has
> preliminary benchmarks that compares ffaac with faad. I therefore
> conclude that we should go with ffaac instead of faad.

I think we should wait until ffmpeg upstream has decided about this 
step. AFAICT they still provide support to build against external 
libfaad and they'll surely have their reasons for this.

Whenever ffmpeg drops faad, what will be the impact on gstreamer 
packages (maybe Sebastian can answer on this)? Since gst-ugly links 
against libfaad0 and gst-ffmpeg will be linked against a libavcodec 
providing a native decoder, which one will be chosen? Or will the 
dependency of gst-ugly on libfaad also be dropped?

> Another reason: The only difference to ubuntu is that in ubuntu, faad is
> disabled. Switching to ffaac would remove that last functional
> difference.

As soon as there is an (at least) equivalent native encoder built-in 
in ffmpeg, yes. Missing packages in ubuntu's main section should not 
be "fixed" by removing features from Debian packages. ;)

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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