gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg and how we won't have it for 14.04

Felix Geyer debfx at
Mon Mar 24 11:45:30 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-24 12:17, Harald Sitter wrote:
> more good news
> gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg was removed from the archive [1] 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 [2],
> 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....

Gentoo has a gst-plugins-ffmpeg 0.10 package that builds against libav 
9. [1]
It's an upstream git snapshot with a bunch of libav 9 compatibility 
on top of it.

I managed to get it building on Ubuntu and it seems to be working fine 
I'm not sure it's something we want to have in the proper Ubuntu 



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