[LAU] ffmpeg or libav

Chris Bannister cbannister at slingshot.co.nz
Sun Jan 13 20:30:26 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 10:26:18AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> author. Mr. Schilling (cdrtools) is known world wide for being, shall we 
> say, uncooperative.  I believe he also IIRC changed the cdrtools license 3, 
> maybe 4 years back to one less compatible with the GPL, the CDDL, but which 
> he claims gives even more flexibility to the users.  However I would 
> recommend that a first hand account of the dust up be read at
> <http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/linux-dist.html>
> and that your own conclusions be drawn from that.

Certainly to get his view, but would you ask the owner of an egg farm if
eggs were bad for you?

> I personally think that he is correct in the attitude that the software be 
> run as root because linux filters what the user can do in an attempt to 
> access that hardware.  I do know that my burn failure rate went through to 
> roof when I switched to ubuntu a while back, mainly because my CNC 
> machinery all runs LinuxCNC which ATM runs only on a certain, very heavily 
> modified for real time use via the RTAI patches, ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS kernel.
> k3b is using wodim, which explains that.  Running it as root brings up all 
> sorts of warnings that invite the user to change permissions, which when 
> done, puts you into a dependency hell where nothing works.  Thats BS.  But 
> lets lay the blame on wodim's authors for creating that hell.

Maybe it's an Ubuntu quirk? On Squeeze, I run wodim as root with no
problems at all. Mind you, that is invoking wodim directly from the
command line.

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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