Select provider of libav* libraries

Sebastian Ramacher sramacher at
Mon Jun 1 15:29:13 UTC 2015

Hi Andreas

On 2015-06-01 16:59:13, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
> On 01.06.2015 15:33, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:
> > On 2015-05-30 17:54:46, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >>  - Sebastian, you made the most recent uploads of the Libav package
> >> where I handed off upstream releases to you, but I don't recall you
> >> participating in this thread. I also know that you have been
> >> interacting with Libav upstream in the past. I'd be very curious to
> >> hear your thoughts on this issue, would you mind sharing them?
> > 
> > I have lost track of all the discussion happening around this topic. Can we get
> > wiki pages that give a nice overview like we had for the
> > systemd/sysvinit/upstart discussion [1]?
> If you tell me where and how, I can put my arguments on a wiki page.

I've created [1]. [2] and [3] can be used to list arguments for libav
respectively ffmpeg.


> > Will ffmpeg build the LGPL and GPL variants as libav did or are all reverse
> > dependencies suddenly compatible with the GPL variant?
> Currently Libav only builds GPL-2+ and with libavcodec-extra* GPL-3+
> libraries.

Ah yes, got that mixed up.

> Since the only additional functionality of the extra variant is limited
> to an AMR encoder [3]. Thus I don't think this justifies the additional
> complexity of the extra variant.

But it'd be a regression. Is there any data on how many people use that encoder?

Sebastian Ramacher
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