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Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Quoting Bálint Réczey (2014-08-09 11:38:54)
> XBMC works with Libav for most use-cases while it fails in the rest, 
> notably it can not use VDPAU acceleration which is being 
> (understandably) complained about very often (#742896). Another issue 
> is Libav crashing on bad input which makes XBMC/Libav unusable in PVR 
> configurations when signal is corrupted sometimes (#741170).

Ok, so you  know factually that some things are broken when linking XBMC 
with Libav instead of XBMC-FFmpeg.

> Upstream makes sure all their use-cases work well with FFmpeg and not 
> interested in Libav-related issues.

According to XBMC, they only make sure their code works with 

> I can't fix the problems because I don't have any HW reproducing them, 
> and I don't get help from Libav upstream/maintainers either in fixing 
> those issues.

That sounds to me like you do not factually know if XBMC will be broken 
also when linked against FFmeg (you only really know about XBMC-FFmpeg).

> I would like to have flawlessly working XBMC in Debian as well, but it 
> can't happen without fixing the Libav issues I mentioned above or 
> letting FFmpeg entering Debian.

I do understand how it is easier for you to link XBMC against FFmpeg 
than against Libav, since FFmpeg has similar/same API as XBMC-FFmpeg, 
but it seems to me that you are jumping to conclusions when stating that 
linking against (non-XBMC-)FFmpeg will make XBMC work "flawlessly".

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