[MPlayer-cvslog] r19905 - trunk/DOCS/tech/binary-packaging.txt

rathann subversion at mplayerhq.hu
Tue Sep 19 02:08:18 CEST 2006

Author: rathann
Date: Tue Sep 19 02:08:18 2006
New Revision: 19905


Allow shared libavcodec, but explain the implications.

Modified: trunk/DOCS/tech/binary-packaging.txt
--- trunk/DOCS/tech/binary-packaging.txt	(original)
+++ trunk/DOCS/tech/binary-packaging.txt	Tue Sep 19 02:08:18 2006
@@ -83,12 +83,12 @@
 package management system does not provide specific support for
-Libavcodec MUST always be in the latest development version and it MUST
+Libavcodec MUST always be in the latest development version and it SHOULD
 be linked statically into the mplayer binary, because MPlayer requires a
-recent libavcodec snapshot. While some distributions provide FFmpeg
-packages containing a shared libavcodec library, they are often based on the
-last "release" version of FFmpeg, which is quite old and will usually not
-function correctly with MPlayer.
+recent libavcodec snapshot. It is acceptable to use a shared (again, recent)
+version of libavcodec, but you must be aware that this disables some of
+MPlayer's functions (for example, some postprocessing filters) and sacrifices
 Support for binary codecs SHOULD be present to the extent that the combination
 of operating system and CPU architecture permits, but it MUST NOT result in a

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