[FFmpeg-user] Libav (Avconv) Imposition on Users who want FFmpeg

miro.rovis at croatiafidelis.hr miro.rovis at croatiafidelis.hr
Tue Apr 22 04:45:48 CEST 2014

On 2014-04-21 23:37, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> <miro.rovis <at> croatiafidelis.hr> writes:
>> I notice only now that FFmpeg hosts a mailing list for
>> libav (if my understanding is correct that that's the
>> library containing avconv program, a fork of ffmpeg)
> FFmpeg does not host a mailing list for avconv, no.
> FFmpeg provides several libraries, among them libavcodec,
> libavformat, libavfilter, libpostproc, libswscale,
> libswresample and libavutil.
> All these libraries (and the ffmpeg, ffplay, etc.
> programs) are supported on FFmpeg mailing lists, see
> http://ffmpeg.org/contact.html
>> http://lists.ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-user/2012-December/012223.html
>> "> avconv version v9_beta2-501-g6d5b009
>> This application is known to contain several hundred bugs
>> not present in FFmpeg, some of them security relevant,
>> please understand that we therefore cannot support it."
>> But not anything openly telling for the public.
> How can I be more public?
> Sorry if I misunderstand but users reported many
> hundred bugs in the last three years (since a group of
> FFmpeg developers tried to take over the project), many
> of these bugs were fixed in FFmpeg but not fixed in
> avconv.
> Your email is very difficult to understand (but I am not
> a native speaker), maybe these links help you:
> http://blog.pkh.me/p/13-the-ffmpeg-libav-situation.html

I'll read this again.

> https://packages.gentoo.org/package/media-video/ffmpeg
> (If you cannot use 2.2, please use at least 1.2)
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=729203
> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/ffmpeg.git;a=summary

I'll study those too.

> If you have questions remaining, please ask them!
> Carl Eugen
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Carl, in the first place, thank you for your kind reply.

But there were two more replies, of which this one:
I don't understand (not even if it was addressed to me or to Leonard 

But this I can say.
That page was down, and it is "coincidence", IMO.
I then performed an air-gap manouver which is very costly timewise, so 
it wasn't possible for me to reply earlier. Will be clarified first next 
(see below).

I'll send what I had prepared. I see some people will be interested.
And I see now that the page is up, and that I am probably not banned.
Am I, again, like I already was, for no just reasno, Gentoo people 
(who, if not earlier, will probably read this later)?

So, if not only the page is up, but also I am not banned, then I will 
post my short research that I announced, there, on Gentoo Forums, and as 
far as depends on me, announce promptly on this list when I do so.

Sorry for not very clear meanings, but it is also the reason, that the 
most important part, the tecnhical part is only coming (the second) 

So first next is what I prepared when I thought I wouldn't be allowed 
transparency about what I deem misdeeds against good programs like 

Miroslav Rovis
Zagreb, Croatia

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