[FFmpeg-devel] Memory leaks in Ffmpeg after changing vlc allocation approach

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Fri Jun 20 04:24:35 CEST 2008

Hi Baptiste,

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Baptiste Coudurier
<baptiste.coudurier at smartjog.com> wrote:
> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Art Clarke <aclarke at vlideshow.com> wrote:
>>> However there is a development philosophy worth considering; once you start
>>> suppressing and explicitly allowing a form of leaking, there is a tendency
>>> for developers to suppress vs. understand errors they see.  My belief and
>>> experience suggests the longer one keeps the philosophy that suppression is
>>> discouraged, the stronger the code remains
>> I would just make the point that it'd be nice to be able to unload and
>> reload ffmpeg, as would be useful in a dynamically loadable module.
>> I'd love to be able to unallocate and completely free and unload
>> ffmpeg and reload it later on (possibly a different version, etc.).
> IMHO ffmpeg is an executable, not a library.

OK, so let's do proper semantics then, s/ffmpeg/lav*/. Does anyone
think it'd be good to have that?


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