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Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add ffmpeg.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: Add ffmpeg.
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:38:23 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> From 4495e12c987a6a0749db8724e8d4d2a7ac546f6d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Andreas Enge <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:15:46 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] gnu: Add ffmpeg.
> * gnu/packages/video.scm: New file.
> * (GNU_SYSTEM_MODULES): Add module.

Fine with me!

> +    (synopsis "audio and video framework")

Start with a capital letter.

To recap, there was a lengthy FFmpeg vs. libav debate on IRC.  As a
distro I think we should provide both (assuming there are noteworthy
technical differences, or incompatibilities.)

The question that heated the debate ;-) is which one should be used as
the default dependency in applications (it’s only about the default;
remember it’s easy to programmatically provide variants of the package
that use the other one, for users who would want that.)

My understanding of the discussion is that there is no big technical
difference between the two, and no significant difference in the
projects’ attitudes toward user freedom.

Thus, I’m inclined to use FFmpeg by default in video applications.

(It’s a choice we can always revisit as the situation evolves.)



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