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Would anyone care to comment on the libmp4 library. (Maia, if you are
I have just found the original ubuntu newsgroup discussion that Maia had
concerning the linking of the libmp4 library to gtkpod.
I am now up to speed why it uses dlopen for dynamically using the
library rather than linking directly, ie. licence conflict since this
library is under the MPL and gtkpod is under GPL.
Long term, it is slightly arkward given that the only working version of
the library that is available is from http://code.google.com/p/mp4v2.
Ubuntu for example has an older version and I have found numerous posts
from people totally confused about which library to use especially as
ubuntu seems to have a patched / older version of libmp4v2 anyway.
Looking at libavformat again but before I get too in depth with trying a
replacement experiment, would anyone have any better suggestions or
thoughts in general on this? Bottom line, this will need replacing
before a version 2 of gtkpod gets released.