[libav-api] Using libav for reading live stream

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 10 21:08:10 CEST 2014

On Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:55:27 +0200
Florian Iragne <florian at iragne.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 10/09/2014 19:15, wm4 wrote:
> > Keep in mind that ffmpeg and libav libav* libs are not binary
> > compatible, and mixing them can result in behavior ranging from "appears
> > to work" to silent memory corruption.
> Yes, i know, thanks. However the avplay binary from debian multimedia 
> was linked to the libav* libraries from debian multimedia (so the 
> ffmpeg.org version), so all worked fine. Now, i've removed 
> deb-multimedia and replaced to have the main deb repository versions 
> (so, from libav)
> The conclusion of the test is that avplay from ffmpeg.org reads the 
> stream smoothly, but not avplay from libav. I don't know if it can be of 
> any help/interest to libav developpers.
> I have a workaround for the problem, even if i'm not really happy with it.
> If devs need more info on this topic, i can provide examples, version 
> numbers, etc

ffmpeg doesn't provide avplay, just ffplay. Maybe you actually meant
ffplay when mentioning ffmpeg?

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