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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
MPlayer 1.1 released
Posted Jun 11, 2012 17:21 UTC (Mon) by carlm (guest, #84710)
FFmpeg has more features and development seems to be happening at a faster rate. Libav are going for stability but lack some features, but there is no evidence that it has fewer bugs than FFmpeg (while there is definite evidence that it lacks features).
Most distributions still have FFmpeg as default. Notably Debian ships Libav, as I believe the Debian packager is one of those people that had personal issues with Michael Niedermeyer (FFmpeg lead developer).
Posted Jun 11, 2012 18:05 UTC (Mon) by GhePeU (subscriber, #56133)
Posted Jun 12, 2012 10:21 UTC (Tue) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750)
It's not only Debian using libav, but also Ubuntu, so basically a majority of Linux users are using libav. Fedora and openSUSE on the other hand do not include either one because of patent encumberment issues, instead they're only installable from third party repositories. The 3rd party repositories were ffmpeg oriented last I checked.
From what I've also understood, the developer groups are still as separate as in the beginning. It would be nice if LWN wrote an article of the split, but I believe it's very hard topic to handle (really) properly. Almost everything about it is full of IIRC:s, AFAIK:s, guesses and personal e-mails. Some things could be said with all fairness of personalities clashing, but still.
Posted Jun 12, 2012 22:38 UTC (Tue) by mhm (subscriber, #45669)
Posted Jun 11, 2012 19:30 UTC (Mon) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Posted Jun 12, 2012 19:01 UTC (Tue) by bjartur (guest, #67801)
Posted Jun 12, 2012 20:05 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
This is similar to how you can use ffmpeg from DirectShow or QuickTime. It's pretty nice and is usually one of the first items I install on a new Linux system.
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