Bug#407010: mplayer: multiple segmentation faults
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Tue Apr 6 07:06:34 UTC 2010
Am 06.04.2010 07:45, schrieb Michael Gilbert:
> not likely. is it because mplayer uses an old/incompatible ffmpeg?
> could you convince them to keep in sync?
It's the other way round. In Debian we follow the stable ffmpeg
release series (i.e. 0.5x) while mplayer follows the current ffmpeg
> i had no idea. what do they disapprove about the package? i suppose i
> could send a message indicating that some action really needs to be
> taken since this issue does have security relevance.
We never got explicit public feedback from the ftp team, thus I can
only *guess* it has to do with our enabling of the mencoder package.
Mencoder is considered "dangerous", because it is... well... able to
encode into different probably patented video formats using libavcodec
from ffmpeg. However, the Debian mencoder package is linked against
the Debian ffmpeg libraries, which have exactly these codecs disabled.
So mencoder is just as "dangerous" as xine, vlc or ffmpeg itself which
are already in Debian. Maybe you could try to hint this to the ftp
team, it seems they don't listen if we tell them ourselves...
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