[FFmpeg-devel] User-defined Plugin Possible?

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Fri Aug 1 14:33:05 CEST 2008

Luca Barbato wrote:
> Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>> On date Wednesday 2008-07-23 09:36:48 +0300, Sun Meng encoded:
>>> Dear all,
>>>   My Master's thesis work is related to audio decoding algorithm. Is 
>>> that possible to design user-defined plugin for FFMPEG? If so, which 
>>> documents shoud I read? Thanks a lot!
>> Post this question on libav-user where it belongs, also I don't know
>> what you mean with plugin but FFmpeg is modular enough so that adding
>> a new codec/muxer/parser/etc. or adding new options to pre-existing
>> ones may be easily achieved.
> In that case this is the right ml since it would be developing something 
> new for ffmpeg.

IMHO the OP meant by 'plugin' a user-supplied binary (probably a DSO) 
that would automagically add itself to the registered codecs and muxers. 
If so, then the question is indeed for ffmpeg-user *and* libav-user both 
(you would use libav to code the plugin, but configure in ffmpeg - just 
like vhook). But the answer would be simply: not supported.

Now what would be on-topic for -devel is *why*? Never proposed? Or 
always rejected?

Michel Bardiaux

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