Re: request for VLC player backport
Reinhard Tartler schrieb am Monday, den 01. November 2010:
> On Do, Okt 28, 2010 at 11:27:46 (CEST), Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> > Hi!
> > * Michal Vaclavu <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2010-10-27 23:42:13 CEST]:
> >> I would like to ask if there is still a chance, that someone could do
> >> backporting of package "VLC" (e.g. version from testing)?
> >> Because the version in lenny (0.8.6h...) has some problems,
> >> mainly there is a problem with playing FLV files due to the version of
> >> ffmpeg library used.
> > How would a backport of vlc remove the issue with the ffmpeg library
> > used? If I read that right you also ask for a backport of ffmpeg then?
> The 'safest' approach would be to link statically against
> libavformat/libavcodec in the backport. With the obvious overhead for
> security updates.
> >> http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=56222
> >> http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=28363&sid=52a9981a655265bc35b1e33e4511a7c4
> > If I read that correctly the issue isn't because of vlc and ffmpeg in
> > lenny but because of the usage of debian-multimedia.
> This is a common source of problems. Still, in order to get e.g. web/vp8
> support or vdpau etc, you'd still need an updated ffmpeg.
> Would something like that be a candidate for backports-sloppy?
Why sloppy? is the version in squeeze so bad you can't use it?