[mythtv] Compiling from source: Myth's own FFmpeg

Robert Houghton robbadler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 17:43:53 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Robert Houghton <robbadler at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > I am compiling Myth from source for the first time, and I saw that the
> git
> > repo ships its own version of the ffmpeg source. Will this replace my
> > existing ffmpeg libraries and/or executables?
> Myth has always shipped with it's own version of the ffmpeg
> source/libraries.
> No, it will not replace your existing ones, myth ffmpeg libraries have
> different names and the headers are kept in a separate subdirectory.
> Is there a way to point the
> > myth install to an existing ffmpeg instead?
> No, nor would you want to.  The reason we have our own fork of the
> ffmpeg code is because we require additional modifications that are
> unnecessary to or unlikely to be accepted by upstream as their goals
> and ours differ.  Using a stock ffmpeg, were such a thing even
> possible, would break substantial portions of MythTV.
> Robert
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Great to know. Thanks Michael, Thanks Robert.
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