[Paraview] git master and latest ffmpeg

Dave Partyka dave.partyka at kitware.com
Thu Apr 29 11:46:34 EDT 2010

FYI, It is on my todo list to

1. restore dash16 to build VTK against the old FFMPEG
2. potentially setup a new dashboard that builds against at least a more
recent version.

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Sven Buijssen <
sven.buijssen at tu-dortmund.de> wrote:

> Michael,
> > The problem with ffmpeg IMHO is that it is a moving target (as is also
> declared on their website). It is almost impossible for ParaView to keep up
> and just arbitrarily picking any revision is no solution either, because
> that will cause a lot of trouble for packagers.
> It's just that PV and VTK for a month or three now supported both the old
> outdated ffmpeg version from February 2007 or so (downloadable as a tarball
> from
> the addons section of the VTK software download website) AND the latest
> ffmpeg.
> Up to last Monday. Given the effort spent to re-add support for newer
> ffmpeg
> versions and considering that the change in ffmpeg that breaks it this time
> in
> PV is less complex to work around than last time (headers completely
> reworked),
> I think we shouldn't let go that easily.
> > <shameless_plug>I suggest you give the included Ogg/Theora writer a
> try.</shameless_plug>.
> I'm well aware of your contribution and compile ParaView with
> ever since you announced your git fork of PV on this mailing list, so even
> before ogv support has been added to the official source tree. :-)  It's
> just
> that some of my users prefer avi over ogv.
> Sven
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