Wishlist: create ffmpeg with aac/libfaac support for Karmic

Bug #490227 reported by Paul Gevers on 2009-11-30
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Medibuntu
Won't Fix
Undecided
Lionel Le Folgoc
Karmic
Fix Released
Wishlist
Lionel Le Folgoc
Lucid
Won't Fix
Undecided
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

Because upstream ffmpeg considers libfaac non-free (see bug 374900) the current version of ffmpeg in Karmic does not contain any aac or libfaac support. It would be great if Medibuntu would supply a libfaac enabled ffmpeg for Karmic.

Building one from the current ffmpeg-extra source package in Karmic is VERY easy. If you just add the libfaac-dev package to the build-depends in the debian/control file the package automatically builds ffmpeg with libfaac support. No other actions are necessary.

With kind regards,
Paul

Changed in medibuntu:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Hi,

Thanks for your bug report.

I'm subscribed to ffmpeg bug reports, so I've been aware of that for some time, but too lazy to add a package. ;]
I've a test package ready for karmic (with libfaac and libamr support), I'll upload it in our staging area soon. I'm marking it as Won't Fix for lucid at the moment, as I don't know how the situation will evolve (wrt libfaac license, and openamr use instead of libamr).

Changed in medibuntu:
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Uploaded in karmic-staging.

Gilbert Mendoza (gmendoza) wrote :

Lionel, thanks for working on this package. I see you uploaded to karmic-staging. When do you think the ffmpeg package will be available in the medibuntu repo for public consumption?

Gilbert Mendoza (gmendoza) wrote :

I guess I should clarify, I mean when will karmic-staging content reach karmic? For the time being I just added karmic-staging to my repo list, but just curious about timing.

Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Usually, I move a package from $dist-staging to $dist after a week, if nobody complained that something broke (e.g., for ffmpeg, if something working with the ubuntu version doesn't work with our version).

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

tried the karmic-staging, encoding with winff and custom command line works like a breeze again!

Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

I saw some positive feedback on several bug reports, so I guess it's ok, moved to karmic.

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