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Bug#203211: RFP: avidemux -- A small editing software for avi (especially DivX)

On Di, Jan 03, 2012 at 08:40:56 (CET), Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> Am 03.01.2012 08:31, schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
>> I think I have a doable solution: Let's have the avidemux source
>> package build depend on libav-source, and have avidemux's build
>> system apply its patches on that source. This way we have the
>> code duplication only in the binary code, but no longer have to
>> binNMU avidemux in case changes happen in Libav.
>> Fabian, what do you think about this solution?
> Phew, sounds doable but not desirable and is IMHO too dirty for a
> Debian package.

Well, it was built for libav-extra, but hey, why not.

> If we really decide to give this package a try, we should figure out
> which patches are really necessary to actually build and use avidemux,
> get in contact with the author of these patches and together try to
> convince upstream (whether ffmpeg or libav, I don't care) to either
> include them or find a cleaner solution for the problem they are
> supposed to solve.

That would be nice. However, I don't have the time and energy to
encourage avidemux upstream to collaborate properly with libav (or

Any other opinions on the libav-source approach?


Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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