Re: [Ekiga-devel-list] Ekiga and x264 in Debian main (was Re: Trunk: OPAL Fax problem)

Matthias Schneider wrote:
Quoting Eugen Dedu <Eugen Dedu pu-pm univ-fcomte fr>:

Matthias Schneider wrote:
About the packages issue, I suppose that there should
be packages like this:
opal includes h.261 & theora or depends opal-h261
& oapl-theora
opal-h263p depends libavcodec
opal-mpeg4 depends libavcodec
opal-h264 depends libavcodec & libx264
opal / opal-theora depends libtheora

ekiga/opal recommends opal-h263p, mpeg4, x264

The opal-x packages can have different states on
ubuntu or debian, whether there
is a non-free or whatever repository or some
unofficial add-on repository...

I put theora and h261 inside libopal.  I generated a separate package
for h264 (empty for the moment, I will fix it).  Why do you propose
separate packages for h263+ and mpeg4?  Are they non-free (in debian)?


Because they depend on libavcodec/ffmpeg, which are non-free as far as I know.

libavcodec exists in debian too. So, except if you do not agree, I include them in opal (without creating other packages). From /usr/share/doc/ffmpeg/README.Debian:

Summary of the patent issues with ffmpeg

The only patents related to ffmpeg which seem to be enforced against open
source software cover the following codec technologies and file formats:

   * MP3 encoding
   * AAC encoding
   * the ASF file format

   I did not activate MP3 encoding (through LAME) in libavcodec, nor AAC
encoding (through FAAC). However, since I have found no real enforcement
of the mysterious ASF file format patents, I did not deactivate ASF support in
libavformat. See more details in the patents.txt file.


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