FS#62564 - build ffmpeg with --enable-libcodec2

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Thomas Schneider (BlackLotus) - Tuesday, 07 May 2019, 10:28 GMT
Last edited by Maxime Gauduin (Alucryd) - Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 09:32 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Maxime Gauduin (Alucryd)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


ffmpeg is build right now without codec2. Would be nice if it could be enabled in a future release.
codec2 is a low bitrate speech codec http://www.rowetel.com/?page_id=452

Additional info:
* package version(s)
ffmpeg 1:4.1.3-1
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Closed by  Maxime Gauduin (Alucryd)
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 09:32 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Closing old niche codec requests, these can be compiled in locally, I'd like to keep our ffmpeg relatively slim.
Comment by Maxime Gauduin (Alucryd) - Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 07:08 GMT
For that I'd need to bring codec2 to [extra], as well as all its dependencies which are currently in [community]. Also codec2 depends on wxgtk3, I definitely don't want to introduce a dependency to wxgtk3 in ffmpeg, so codec2 would have to be split, or the wxgtk parts disabled.

I'll keep this codec in mind, but for now I'd rather avoid bloat and just pipe stuff between ffmpeg and c2dec/c2enc.
Comment by DrZaius (DrZaius) - Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 17:54 GMT
In general there is very little demand for this external library in ffmpeg.
Comment by Thomas Schneider (BlackLotus) - Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 18:19 GMT
Did you just post a comment on a one year old feature request just to say that a feature is not in high demand? Yeah we can see because there is a voting system...
edit: and the fact that it even says "priority: very low" in the bug tracker
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 20:07 GMT
The Priority field is not used. Severity is set according to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bug_reporting_guidelines#Severity