[Bf-committers] FFMpeg integration -> bf-cvs

Alexander Ewering blender at instinctive.de
Mon Nov 7 13:12:51 CET 2005

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Vidar Madsen wrote:

> Unfortunately, the ffmpeg team are notorious non-releasers. All the
> docs, FAQs and mailing list replies default to "get latest CVS". And
> that is indeed what many of the projects that use the ffmpeg libs do;
> They check out the latest version at the time of their own release,
> and include it in a subdir of their project. That also works around
> the occasional API changes that a set of shared libs might have.
> (There aren't too many, but it has happened.)
> So my vote (not that I have one) would go to that approach, at least
> until someone in the ffmpeg world steps up and starts making timely
> releases.

This has been discussed already on IRC... yes, we definitely *won't*
link against the system version of ffmpeg, but include our own.

We have had (oh, and still have - more than ever!) exactly the problems 
you're talking about with OpenAL, which suffers from the same problems 
as ffmpeg.

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