[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-user] configure can't find existing x264 installationon Debian

Benjamin Larsson banan
Fri Nov 14 12:59:00 CET 2008

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Panagiotis Issaris wrote:
>> Hi Baptiste,
>> On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 19:41 -0800, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>> Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
>>>> On Nov 13, 2008, at 6:03 PM, Stephen Dewey wrote:
>>>>> Actually, just running svn update and recompiling seemed to take
>>>>> care of
>>>>> this issue for me. The problem seems to already be fixed in SVN,
>>>>> although perhaps only coincidentally.
>>>>> All problems solved! Thanks everybody!!
>>>> Excellent!
>>>> I do, however, have to question related to this issues:
>>>>     1. shouldn't we finally make -cvslog list readonly so
>>>>      that any comments get posted to -devel ? While
>>>>      hunting down the commit that fixed the problem
>>>>      I realized that Uoti has commented on the original
>>>>      commit over at -cvslog. Of course, I overlooked his
>>>>      email, since I don't actively track -cvslog.
>>> I find easier to answer to the related commit.
>>>>      2. Why don't we have any regression tests for H.264?
>>>>      If it is a simple matter of adding some -- I can try to
>>>>      take care of that tomorrow.
>>> Basically because we have no encoder, however we could put samples in
>>> the test suite, it's in TODO AFAIK.
>> Or we could add a basic encoder... ;-)
> I am quite strongly opposed to adding basic (i.e. crap) versions of
> anything, more so when a perfectly good external library exists and
> is supported.  If a basic version exists, users will fail to enable
> the proper support, and they'll get bad encoding results, ultimately
> tarnishing the reputation of FFmpeg.  Furthermore, a trivial H.264,
> if such a thing exists, will not exercise much of the decoder.
> I know you wrote a very basic H.264 encoder.  Don't take this personally.

I on the other hand think we should add basic versions of encoders (like 
mpeg2 audio encoder). But they should be disabled by default for the 
same reasons as M?ns.

Benjamin Larsson

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