Because it's a stable, less buggy release meant to use for production purposes, rather than a potentially buggy, unfinished development snapshot meant to only be tried out by developers. C'mon - the 1.0 release is not "old" - it just has been released on 28 September 2012. From the official website: "It contains all features and bugfixes of the git master branch."rogerdpack wrote:why exactly would you prefer 1.0 release when it's basically an older, possibly more buggy, snapshot?
It is quiet normal to use release versions of a software - that's the case for every existing serious software - FFmpeg for Windows seems to be the only exception.
On this forum, several other people have asked for stable release builds in the past - for example here and here. I searched the internet to find out that there is no current stable version of FFmpeg for Windows available at all - quite strange. Zeranoe's build could be the first - it would help lots of people. Even he stated
rogerdpack, if you are happy with git dev snapshots, that's fine, but please accept others that prefer release builds. Thanks.Zeranoe wrote:Please keep in mind that the releases are always more stable than the latest git.