Precise: ffmpeg-extra

Forum member shinobar has advised that ffmpeg can be enhanced by installing more DEBs:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76961&start=750

This is them:

libavcodec-extra-53_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libavdevice-extra-53_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libavfilter-extra-2_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libavformat-extra-53_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libavutil-extra-51_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libdirac-encoder0_1.0.2-4build1_i386.deb
libopenjpeg2_1.3+dfsg-4_i386.deb
libpostproc-extra-52_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libswscale-extra-2_0.8.3ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb
libvo-aacenc0_0.1.1-2_i386.deb
libvo-amrwbenc0_0.1.1-2_i386.deb


Forum member mcewanw has indicated that these may introduce a problem with libxvid?

Maybe RC1 testers can try shinobar's PET, see if there are any side-effects?

I am on the home-run for RC2/final. It is about 7pm here, I plan to do a few more things tonight, then upload RC2/final tomorrow.
If anyone wants to report on shinobar's PET, and mcewanw's pAVrecord prior to that, please do!

I want to get this pup "out the door". I will give RC2 version number 5.4 and if it looks OK will promote it to the 5.4-final release.


Posted on 18 Oct 2012, 19:25


Comments:

Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 5:02 by bigpup
Rush it out!
Here we go again. Rush to get it out.
I and I am sure others have a life where Puppy testing is only a small part.
3 days are not enough time to do complete testing of everything.
Just booting to the desktop is not a complete test of an operating system.
Your choice, but you are doing a disservice to Precise Puppy by rushing to get it out.
I just noticed you released RC1, so will not try it if RC2 will be out in day or two.



Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 6:20 by Ted Dog
Mplayer great improvement
After frustration on puppy's poor performance with video playback compared to the original Precise. turns out Mplayer improvement is dramatic. Was unable to have xine compile cleanly.
if you get a chance it really should be updated to current.


Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 7:56 by BarryK
Re rush it out
bigpup,
Sigh, I restrained my response to another stupid comment recently. This is another one, and I will reply politely.

Precise Puppy has been under development for quite a long time. The first 'alpha' release was back in March 2012, followed by seven beta releases.

Each one had extensive testing and refinement. RC1 is the culmination of that. It is the point of being ready to release, that's what the letters "RC" mean.

If you were not involved in testing over the last several months, then that is your fault.

At the RC stage, we are only looking at a bit of a final tidy-up, and that is why this step can be done quicker.

Testing cannot go on forever. The coordinator has to make a choice at some time that the pup has reached RC quality, even though there may be some issues -- this is always the case, we are never able to release a 100% bug-free or 100% hardware-compatible product.

After all, Precise has been underway for several months and that is a long time. When the coordinator decides the project is good enough to release, then it happens, but once out there and exposed to a wider audience, more bugs/issues are discovered, there is usually a follow-up minor release. It will probably be the same thing here, 5.4 may be followed at some time in the future by 5.4.1. Maybe.



Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 8:41 by james c
rush it out
Seemingly is much easier to gripe than it is to join in the testing......


Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:34 by bigpup
Sorry you missunderstood
Quote:
If you were not involved in testing over the last several months, then that is your fault.

Thank you for your kind words for the testing I have provided for precise Puppy development.
You are very welcome!
Glad I could help in some small way.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649419#649419
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649561#649561
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649748#649748
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649752#649752
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649769#649769
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=649930#649930
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=650503#650503
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=650508#650508
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=652981#652981
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=653637#653637
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=658847#658847




Posted on 19 Oct 2012, 18:51 by BarryK
Ok
bigpup,
Good.

I know that I should be a bit more indifferent to what I think are inflammatory posts, however I'm a bit sensitive about everything right now. Various reasons.