Gentoo Video project
The Video team strives to provide users with the best multimedia experience
through providing encoding tools and media players. We do so by maintaining
various video based applications including MPlayer, Xine, and Transcode.
||Lead ( Gentoo/PPC work, mplayer, ffmpeg )
||Member ( XdTV, gpac, other )
||Member ( MythTV and misc TV apps )
||Member ( VDR )
||Member ( DVB, VDR, misc )
||Member ( DVB )
||Member ( Webcam )
||Member ( misc )
||Member ( misc )
|Ben de Groot
||Member ( SMPlayer and dependencies )
||Member ( DVB, VDR )
|Members from subproject
All developers can be reached by e-mail using firstname.lastname@example.org.
project has the following subprojects:
||The Gentoo VDR Project maintains and updates the VDR packages in the portage tree?
Resources offered by the
project maintains the following herds:
||aballier, chutzpah, hd_brummy, lordvan, lu_zero, radhermit, ssuominen, yngwin, zzam
||Video related programs that don't fit into media-tv
||hd_brummy, idl0r, zzam
||TV related applications and modules
Notes about removed packages
In autumn 2005 many packages which were present on portage for a long time
were removed, for a series of different causes. Most of them are not going to
re-enter portage until upstream decides to clean up their own dirt, as they
were a high weight to maintain.
Packages that were depending on divx4linux should all be able to read
and write DivX files using ffmpeg's MPEG4 codec, and that package was
so bugged that it was segfaulting on newer Pentium4 processors. It was also
closed source and it was then impossible to maintain.
helixplayer was removed because it had a bad history of serious
security-related problems, and it was difficult to maintain because of its
complex build system. Looking forward for the new 2.0 version, the old 1.x ebuilds
got removed from the tree, people using it can consider using
realplayer instead, or a more complete video player such as xine
quicktime4linux was another hard-maintenance package because of its
custom build scripts that were not working well for Gentoo's standards. It
also used nasm heavily, making it impossible to use it on non-x86 based
systems (amd64 systems seemed to work, too). Instead of this, it's possible
to use libquicktime that forked from the old 1.x series of the package
and still works fine on non-x86 arches and non-Linux systems.
avifile is mostly a dead project, needing CVS snapshots to be updated,
its maintainership was made harder by being incompatible with newer versions
of ffmpeg. Packages depending on it are being modified not to use it
or pending removal with avifile itself.