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Date:      Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:41:50 -0400
From:      "Simon" <>
To:        "Shane Ambler" <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: FFMpeg and FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <51CBA997.8040006@ShaneWare.Biz>

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On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:25:19 +0930, Shane Ambler wrote:

>On 27/06/2013 09:57, Simon wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> Does anyone use the latest FFMpeg version 1.2 and FreeBSD?
>> How did you compile it? did you run into any issues?
>> The FFMpeg port is 6+ months behind and I feel like I'm the only one who uses
>> this which would be very odd given everything uses video nowadays.

>You need to look a little closer. We have three versions available in 
>ports -

>multimedia/ffmpeg which is at 0.7.15
>multimedia/ffmpeg1 which is at 1.2.1 - updated 2 days ago
>multimedia/ffmpeg-devel which is an svn snapshot at 2012.10.13

>You will find a lot of ports are still configured to use 0.7.15.

>The main catch is the ports are designed to co-exist so ffmpeg1 has the
>trailing 1 added to all the lib/cli names.

>I have had no problems using ffmpeg1 with my version of blender for
>several months now. It has a cmake option for lib names and then I
>added include/ffmpeg1 to C/CXXFLAGS and lib/ffmpeg1 to LDFLAGS.

Thanks for the info. I did an update of my ports tree last Friday, when I
also emailed the maintainer of FFmpeg port. As I received no response,
I assumed the port hasn't changed. I just synced my ports and see the
1.2.1 in ffmpeg1

I would like to thank Martin for the update!


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