[aur-general] gnash removed from aur

Paride Legovini legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it
Mon Mar 16 15:38:08 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:47:03AM -0700, Andrei Thorp wrote:
> Well, that's a decent point also -- if gstreamer can use ffmpeg as a
> backend, does it not superscede ffmpeg? It's reasonable to assume that
> this means that gstreamer "supports all of ffmpeg plus a little bit of
> extra".

Well, actually I see some unuseful complexity in this approach (you need
both gstreamer and ffmpeg for playing videos), and I think it slows down
the adoption of the latest software releases, as a new ffmpeg has to be
included in gstreamer, and so on.

But there's another point: I *think*, but I'm absolutely not sure, that
the ffmpeg gstreamer plugin does not support all the codecs that ffmpeg
supports natively, because of licensing problem. AFAIK, ffmpeg aims to
support a large set of codecs, even if there're patent issues, while
gstreamer is more careful about these issues, and probably has stripped
down ffmpeg.


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