[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/2] lavf: youtube support

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Aug 25 05:33:32 CEST 2013

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 11:45:06AM -0700, Timothy Gu wrote:
> On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >
> > that is the latest libquvi scripts available to the user with ubuntu
> > LTS are one and a half years old
> Considering that Ubuntu still uses Libav 0.8 series which was cut from
> master one and a half years ago, this isn't much of a problem.

iam not sure how you define problem. But if these scripts need
regular updating it is a problem if they are over a year old.

how libav is related to this is beyond me, ubuntu could ship
libav head it wouldnt make a difference here or in any discussion
about native youtube support in ffmpeg vs using a external lib for it.

If a user wanted to use ffmpeg on ubuntu she has to install ffmpeg
on it first.
With native support thats enough but may need her to update ffmpeg
regularly (though she has to do that anyway due to security fixes)
with a external lib she has to keep both ffmpeg and the external lib
uptodate. Thats more work for the user.

Of course all of ubituxs points are true, maintaince work for the
developers, dealing with strings in C and so on.
Iam not trying to argue in favor of one way or another, just wanted
to point out that the use of external libs for this has its own
share of issues as well

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