[FFmpeg-devel] youtube patches

Gilles Chanteperdrix gilles.chanteperdrix at xenomai.org
Wed Apr 8 19:26:05 CEST 2015

On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 07:15:51PM +0200, Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Enough talking, here are some patches, and I will let the
> maintainers decide. 
> On the libquvi side, the first patch cleans up the error handling in
> the libquvi_read_header function to avoid calling libquvi cleanup
> functions on uninitialized variables. The second patch adds a call
> to avformat_find_stream_info for the inner format context so as to
> be able to fill the start_time, duration and bit_rate of the outer
> format context.
> On the youtube-dl side, a patch adds support for a youtube-dl based
> demuxer, which is functionally equivalent to libquvi, except that it
> supports all the sites supported by youtube-dl. I avoided using
> popen on purpose, so as to try and be as much cross-platform as
> possible, though the av_tempfile function returns a file descriptor,
> so, probably requires UNIX or POSIX anyway.
> In my opinion, it does not make sense to maintain both solutions.

A related question: is it possible for an application to register
its own input formats in addition to those of the avformat library ?


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