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

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Apr 24 09:54:46 CEST 2014

Dainius (GreatEmerald <pastas4 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> In other words, "maybe GStreamer will only work with 
> libav" and "some other distros switched"

That is exactly the argumentation that was used.

> (and may have since then switched back,

Users of the "other distros" are held hostage by 
one former FFmpeg developer who was part of the 
group who tried to steal the project and is among 
the people who regularly spread lies about FFmpeg.

> actually; in Debian there are now quite a few 
> people fighting to get FFmpeg back as the default).

There is actually a package that would allow to 
install FFmpeg.
But it appears that it cannot be uploaded because 
of the many security issues in avconv.
(sic! the security team is blocking the upload 
because of the many security issues with the fork)

Carl Eugen

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