[aur-general] gnash removed from aur

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 16:17:05 EDT 2009

Yeah, good point re: ABS, and true, gstreamer's ffmpeg may not be as
good. I withdraw my suggestions :)


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Paride Legovini
<legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it> wrote:
> 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.
> p.

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