gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg and how we won't have it for 14.04
apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 24 11:17:52 UTC 2014
more good news
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg was removed from the archive  because it does
not build with libav9 (it retracted the libavformat/url.h header).
gstffmpeg has a builtin libav copy that also fails to build ,
supposedly because of gcc stuff.
so short of bringing back libav8 (which probably would raise security
concerns) we'll likely not be able to have gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg which
essentially means that whatever codecs were only provided by that
package (might have been quite a few) won't be there anymore and thus
a selection of file formats won't be able to play....
also, it was suggested that perhaps we should switch to phonon-vlc,
for which it may be "a bit" late in the cycle, plus ISO size continues
to be a problem.
much crap. eveywhere.
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