[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] cook compatible decoder

Benjamin Larsson banan
Tue Nov 8 08:08:13 CET 2005

Michael Niedermayer wrote:

>On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 11:23:47PM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
>> [...]
>>The extradata handling has not been changed. The rm containter and codecs
>>are not easy separated.
>what exactly is the problem here? except the byte order of extradata, which 
>seems a trivial thing to fix, just store the stuff in big endian order
>instead of native or always little endian if you prefer
The real problem is the way cook is stored in rm. They store subpackets
out of order. Realplayer reorders the subpackets in the demuxer. I
did the reordering in the codec to simplify the demuxer layer. But to be
able to know how to reorder I need 2 variables from the ra header. Those
variables are added to the extradata and passed to the decoder. Currently
5 extra variables are passed, it could be reduced to 2 but it doesn't solve
the problem of being able to mux cook into something else without
cook specific code in the (de)muxer, if the codec reorders the subpackets.

We could do it the way Realplayer does it, then we would only pass real
extradata and let the demuxer reorder the subpackets. This way it might
be possible to mux into another container without cook specific code.
The rm demuxer would need a rewrite for it to work though.

Benjamin Larsson

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