[Bug 229736] multimedia/ffmpeg needs to be split up to liberate libavcodec

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            Bug ID: 229736
           Summary: multimedia/ffmpeg needs to be split up to liberate
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: multimedia at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: mi at FreeBSD.org
          Assignee: multimedia at FreeBSD.org
             Flags: maintainer-feedback?(multimedia at FreeBSD.org)

An increasing number of ports need ffmpeg's libavcodec. This increase is
welcome and should be encouraged over the usage of bundled versions of

However, ffmpeg itself depends (optionally) on some of these ports, which
creates CIRCULAR dependencies.

We should create a separate multimedia/libavcodec with all of those -- such as
libsoxr and chromaprint, and the rest of ffmpeg -- depending on it.

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