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authorwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2016-06-29 21:15:52 +0200
committerwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2016-06-29 21:16:42 +0200
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README: declare that we do not respect FFmpeg ABI rules
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@@ -137,6 +137,17 @@ most likely the best maintenance out of all stable releases. Older releases
are for distros, and at best receive basic changes like fixing critical security
issues or build fixes, and at worst are completely abandoned.
+## FFmpeg ABI compatibility
+mpv does not support linking against FFmpeg versions it was not built with, even
+if the linked version is supposedly ABI-compatible with the version it was
+compiled against. Expect malfunctions, crashes, and security issues if you
+do it anyway.
+The reason for not supporting this is because it creates far too much complexity
+with little to no benefit, coupled with absurd and unusable FFmpeg API
## Release cycle
Every other month, an arbitrary git snapshot is made, and is assigned