Thanks Fred! I didn't follow the vxl-maintainers list, that's why I didn't know about that discussion.

It's good to know that you are also concerned about FFmpeg constantly changes!

I subscribed to the vxl-maintainers list, I'll check the next topics.

See ya!

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Wheeler, Frederick W (GE, Research) <wheeler@crd.ge.com> wrote:
Crístian,

About 1-2 months ago there was a lot of discussion on the VXL maintainers list, or VXL users list (I forget which) about ffmpeg and potential plans to upgrade.  You should look up those posts.

Fred Wheeler


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       From: Crístian Viana [mailto:cristiandeives@gmail.com]
       Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:47 PM
       To: vxl-users@lists.sourceforge.net
       Subject: [Vxl-users] Latest FFmpeg version


       Hi VXLers!

       As some of you may have noticed, FFmpeg has made some changes in its API: the header files are now in separate directories (not in a single "ffmpeg" directory), some functions don't exist anymore, as well as other things I'm not aware of :)

       VXL uses an old version of FFmpeg, so it doesn't compile with the latest version (which contains the changes I mentioned above). First error is that it can't find the FFmpeg header files. I created a directory "ffmpeg" and copied all the header files to there, and it "solved" this problem. But then there's the second error: the function "img_convert" (used somewhere I don't remember right now) doesn't exist anymore - this function is marked as deprecated in the header file, and it's not implemented at all. They suggest the use of the functions "swscale", but now I don't know how to workaround this problem, I never used FFmpeg directly.

       So I was wondering why VXL doesn't use the latest version of FFmpeg, as it is supposedly better. And besides, I use some programs which depend on newer versions of FFmpeg, and I have to install multiple versions of FFmpeg on my system. Today I downloaded the CVS version of VXL, and it still uses an older version of FFmpeg.

       See ya!

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       Crístian Deives dos Santos Viana [aka CD1]
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