[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Try to make new VDPAU usable by adding context to callback.

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 7 23:43:40 CEST 2013

On Wed,  7 Aug 2013 21:28:15 +0200
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:

> Using VDPAU correctly means checking for preemption
> and possibly regenerating the context all the time.
> With the current API there is no context or other
> user-defined pointer and thus this in not possible
> unless using some hack like global variables.

What stops you from checking for preemption? You can still do that

static VdpStatus dummy_render(
    VdpDecoder                 decoder,
    VdpVideoSurface            target,
    VdpPictureInfo const *     picture_info,
    uint32_t                   bitstream_buffer_count,
    VdpBitstreamBuffer const * bitstream_buffers)

And if a preemption occurs:

context.render = dummy_render;

(Which will work because hwaccel doesn't support multithreading anyway.)

Note that you still can call vdpau functions even during preemption.
But if you reload the vdpau driver (which might change driver entry
points, i.e. the decoder_render function pointer changes) you still
need this hack.

Awkward, but better than changing the API?

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