ffmpeg into non-free
siretart at tauware.de
Sun Jan 6 08:33:34 UTC 2008
Fabian Greffrath <fabian.greffrath at lycos.de> writes:
> Am Mittwoch, den 02.01.2008, 21:40 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
>> This way, we make it rather complicated to reenable the encoders. It is
>> way more easy to just go to ffmpeg.org and fetch the latest sources with
>> all encoders enabled than fiddling around with the ffmpeg sources
>> distributed by debian and find out how to reenable them again.
> And now this is exactly what our users are complainig about (see e.g.
Indeed, we should improve README.Debian on this point.
> We should not impose restrictions on our users about what they may and
> may not do on their private computers. Of course we have to keep them
> out of patent-trouble when they use the official packages, but IMHO we
> should also provide an easy way for them to rebuild the packages (the
> Debian way, not talking about manually compiling SVN snapshots)
> according to their needs.
Feel free to work on that. Help is very much appreciated on the ffmpeg
front, since we all are pretty busy with other stuff now. Note that the
archive maintainers will refuse to accept any mpeg based encoder to the
archive, and we are currently negotiating having them accepted for
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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