[FFmpeg-user] GitHub and Releases

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Wed Dec 15 18:12:25 EET 2021

Hi Bryce

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 14:51:40 +0000, Bryce Newman wrote:

> I am trying to clone from GitHub(https://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git)
> the same source code that can be found in
> https://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-4.4.1.tar.bz2. What branch in
> https://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git contains the same 4.4.1 source code
> as in https://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-4.4.1.tar.bz2 When I
> checkout release/4.4 the source code from GitHub is different from
> the source in https://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-4.4.1.tar.bz2.

Releases correspond to tags, not branches. You want to check out
tag "n4.4.1".

Well, "want". Why do you want the exact same source code?

(The 4.4 branch is for developing what becomes 4.4.2, 4.4.3, ...)


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