why gst-ffmpeg/gst-libav replaces FFmpeg with libav in 1.0?

Yin, Yan yan.yin at intel.com
Thu Jul 18 18:30:43 PDT 2013

Thank you all for the help!

Yes, we did find most distro (Debian/Ubuntu/Gentoo) has switched to libav, the same for gst-libav.
Besides the maintenance goodness libav beating over ffmpeg, any other technical benefits in performance/stability or roadmap difference?

Sad to know the discussion happens only in IRC, it would be better to have it documented somewhere for this kind of important changes, a small suggestion :-)

Yin, Yan

> -----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 Tim-Philipp Müller
> Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:23 PM
> To: gstreamer-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: Re: why gst-ffmpeg/gst-libav replaces FFmpeg with libav in 1.0?
> On Thu, 2013-07-18 at 09:15 +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> > Also to my knowledge all Linux distributions that ship one of these,
> > only ship libav or at least prefer libav over ffmpeg (if they provide
> > both).
> I think rpmfusion (fedora) might still use ffmpeg (though they use the in-tree
> libav for gst-libav then of course).
> Cheers
>  -Tim
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