[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 28 15:20:49 CEST 2014

On 28.07.2014 12:20, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>>   * Do you intend to replace Libav by FFmpeg in Debian?
>>     No, there is no need to replace anything as long as it is maintained.
>>     Currently the main goal is to give multimedia maintainers a choice
>>     between the two sets of libraries to link against, and our users the
>>     choice to use the 'ffmpeg' utility. That is possible, because the
>>     packages are co-installable. (Only the *-dev packages conflict.)
> Hm, I wonder if this will work, see the JPEG discussion.

Well, it would work, if the security and release teams would agree with it.

> But I'd *love* to see ffmpeg replace libav and to get
> my mplayer back, which is currently on hold.

Once FFmpeg is back in the archive, it'll be easy to reintroduce 
MPlayer. It has been removed from sid, since it fails to build against 
Libav, but it builds fine against FFmpeg.
(It uses some of the features only provided by FFmpeg.)

Best regards,

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