FS#8941 - Swfdec and gstreamer

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Skottish (skottish) - Saturday, 15 December 2007, 23:28 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 30 December 2007, 18:41 GMT
Task Type Support Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This is for Andreas Radke:

Swfdec currently has gstreamer and gstreamer-ffmpeg as dependencies. If gstreamer-ffmpeg is on my system, then I have two versions of FFmpeg installed. This seems like a waste. Swfdec builds and runs fine against the FFmpeg on my system (--disable-gstreamer --enable-ffmpeg).

The swfdec people went with the gstreamer solution to give them what amounted to a 'static' build; They didn't want to worry about changes in FFmpeg's API anymore. For a rolling release like Arch though, it really doesn't make much sense to me.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Sunday, 30 December 2007, 18:41 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  we'll stay with gstreamer's ffmpeg. upstream ffmpeg snapshots are way too buggy.
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Thursday, 27 December 2007, 12:18 GMT
Who gives us the warranty that swfdec will get updated for a new ffmpeg snapshot if it isn't default upstream anymore?

The same goes for gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: it includes a version of ffmpeg that is known to work with the gstreamer plugin. There's an option to build with a system-installed ffmpeg, but there's no support at all when you're hit by bugs in it.