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Bug 466300 - media-video/ffmpeg-1.2 should be unmasked
Summary: media-video/ffmpeg-1.2 should be unmasked
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Media-video project
Depends on: 468890
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Reported: 2013-04-17 23:59 UTC by Ulenrich
Modified: 2013-07-20 15:11 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Ulenrich 2013-04-17 23:59:45 UTC
in $PORTDIR/profiles/package.mask on 2013-02-13 some time ago:
# Starting from this version, some decoders and encoders (like AAC or APE)
# switched to outputing or needing planar audio, this breaks some applications
# at runtime and the tree needs to be checked. For instance, <xbmc-12,
# <vlc-2.0.6 break.
It is easy to USE "-AAC -APE" and to emerge vlc-2.0.6 to get the newest ffmpeg running when you have unstable ~amd64. And it runs flawlessly.

Is this mask simply forgotten by time since then?
Comment 1 Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2013-04-19 12:56:13 UTC
have you checked the whole tree ?
Comment 2 Ulenrich 2013-04-20 11:00:47 UTC
@Alexis, no - I am just an ~unstable user having a little Mac-mini box. 
I am running a quiet complete Kde and vlc and (google) chromium ...

I didn't encounter any AAC or APE formats, which I would be unable to view. So I thought: If other applications obsolete old formats, why should not ffmpeg?
(But I must admit I just have a vague memory of ape beeing some sould codec?)
Comment 3 Ulenrich 2013-04-21 10:22:55 UTC
I have further info: Downloaded a torrent video having an -AAC- at the end in the name. 

I could see and hear sound using

I could see and but not hear sound using

It is a xine-lib issue ...
Comment 4 Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2013-04-22 07:34:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

thanks, so xine-lib doesn't work; could you please file a separate bug for this ?

AFAIK nobody has performed a wide analysis of what may break and what is fine with ffmpeg 1.1 and later; for example, xbmc 12 can now decode aac fine but aac spdif output is still broken
Comment 5 Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2013-04-22 07:42:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> thanks, so xine-lib doesn't work; could you please file a separate bug for
> this ?

just to be clear: only if this is fine with ffmpeg 1.0 and fails with 1.1 and later of course
Comment 6 Ulenrich 2013-04-23 12:22:23 UTC
minitube -gstreamer  doesn't play sound!

The bad: Using 
minitube gstreamer

has a serious bug: It is pausing after about 40 minutes after the first video before going on.
Comment 7 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-22 14:12:00 UTC
Ulenrich, do you still experience problems with any of the packages you use?
Comment 8 Ulenrich 2013-06-23 20:30:32 UTC
@Tom, as ever minitube - but these are youtube api issues I guess. My system is very stable using with linux-3.9.7:
Comment 9 Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2013-07-20 15:10:14 UTC
should be better now; I didnt check everything but it's probably best to go for ~arch testing and wait for reports as those are runtime issues.