[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: force *got_packet_ptr to 0 at the start of avcodec_encode_audio4()

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 20:58:57 CET 2012

On date Monday 2012-02-06 16:29:37 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 01:20:45PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > Do not require the application level code to explicitely set *got_packet_ptr
> > to 0 before to call avcodec_encode_audio4(), thus removing possible cause
> > of errors.
> > 
> > This is also consistent with the avcodec_decode_video*() API.
> Thanks

After reading the docs I'm not anymore sure this is correct:

 * @param[out] got_packet_ptr This field is set to 1 by libavcodec if the
 *                            output packet is non-empty, and to 0 if it is
 *                            empty. If the function returns an error, the
 *                            packet can be assumed to be invalid, and the
 *                            value of got_packet_ptr is undefined and should
 *                            not be used.

even if I'm not so convinced that not marking *got_packet_ptr to NULL
is a good idea.

So patch dropped for the moment.
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