Package Details: vivaldi-update-ffmpeg-hook 1.0-1

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Package Base: vivaldi-update-ffmpeg-hook
Description: Hook to automatically enable proprietary media playback
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: KucharczykL
Maintainer: KucharczykL
Last Packager: KucharczykL
Votes: 9
Popularity: 1.09
First Submitted: 2020-11-06 09:52 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-11-06 09:52 (UTC)

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Feakster commented on 2021-06-17 08:36 (UTC) (edited on 2021-06-17 08:45 (UTC) by Feakster)


It's just a different approach to keeping the ffmpeg codecs up to date. In the case of the vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin and vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs your codecs are updated when the package maintainer realises they're out of date and pushes an update to the AUR. In the case of 'this' package and vivaldi-arm-bin (ARM version of Vivaldi) a separate post-install/update script or pacman hook is called each time Vivaldi is installed/updated. While the former approach may seem better, 'this' approach kind of works pretty well due to the update cycle of Vivaldi, (in which there are about 2--4 new releases per month). Also, 'this' approach is more automated, and means that you're only relying on the update frequency of one AUR package, as opposed to two... swings and roundabouts.

KucharczykL commented on 2021-02-11 08:44 (UTC)


Back when I created this package, after every update I would have to manually run "/opt/vivaldi/update-ffmpeg" otherwise the videos would not work. If your video playback works after updating even without running it, then this package is no longer needed.

RyanHakurei commented on 2021-02-10 21:45 (UTC)

Does this package do anything that vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs does not?