[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fraps: restore old behavior regarding P frames

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Feb 1 20:00:00 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 06:41:07PM +0100, Javier Cabezas wrote:
> Indeed. But this codec doesn't work like that, it explicitly produces CFR
> AVI files. The output should be CFR, as both the reference decoder and
> ffmpeg did before. You can see in the commit I linked how in the v2 fate
> test now almost all frames are removed because they are copies. ffmpeg
> might be able to handle this, but other apps won't. And they really
> shouldn't with Fraps.
> Isn't kostya the original author? Maybe we can ask him. IMHO the bottom
> line is that if ffmpeg wants to be compliant with the reference decoder it
> should repeat them. That's the reason why the original author used
> reget_buffer, I think.

The original author is Roine Gustafsson, blame show mike, kostya and
reimar as significant contributors, so added who iam not sure if they
read ffmpeg-dev to CC

If we can find a consensus that would be great. If not then whoever
volunteers to maintain the file (in the has a git clone of ffmpeg and
volunteers to review patches & fix regressions in it) shall decide
If we have no such person, ill try to find a coin and toss it ;)
so it will be better if someone does volunteer ...

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