why gst-ffmpeg/gst-libav replaces FFmpeg with libav in 1.0?
yan.yin at intel.com
Wed Jul 17 22:32:45 PDT 2013
Hi Sebastian ,
Thanks for the info, do you have any idea is there any discussion or announcement that I can find in the mailing list archive?
We're in the evaluation of FFmpeg/libav for Tizen project, more data is needed for us to make the decision. :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gstreamer-devel-bounces+yan.yin=intel.com at lists.freedesktop.org
> [mailto:gstreamer-devel-bounces+yan.yin=intel.com at lists.freedesktop.org]
> On Behalf Of Sebastian Dr?ge
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:26 PM
> To: Discussion of the development of and with GStreamer
> Subject: Re: why gst-ffmpeg/gst-libav replaces FFmpeg with libav in 1.0?
> On Mi, 2013-07-17 at 09:23 +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> > On Mi, 2013-07-17 at 03:03 +0000, Yin, Yan wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I’m looking for the reasons why the change is done, however no clue
> > > yet by Google.
> > >
> > > I believe there is once a hot discussion on this, can anybody help
> > > point me a hint? thanks!
> > Hi,
> > IIRC the reason to switch to libav was that they actually do proper,
> > regular releases and give some kind of API/ABI stability guarantee.
> > Also they do bugfix releases and care about security bugs.
> > Which is also the reason why for example Debian switched to libav
> > instead. It's keeping the maintenance burden lower.
> Also note that gst-ffmpeg in 0.10 was using libav in later releases too, it just
> wasn't renamed.
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