[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/3] libavformat: add support for parsing of Daala video

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Mon Oct 19 12:33:20 CEST 2015

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 07:37:56AM +0100, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
> This commit would be the first step in adding decoding support for
> the Daala next generation video format. With this commit, FFmpeg would
> be able to identify the format, duration, version, estimate the bitrate,
> etc. of a video stream encoded using the current git master of daala.
> Should the bitstream get changed upstream the file added with the
> third commit would have to be modified so as to maintain compactibility
> and naturally it would have to remain targeting the git master branch
> until the format is frozen.
> Considering that the bitstream of the format itself is unstable and
> bound to change over the time the codec develops would be considered
> discouraging towards adding support for it, having a head start
> would be nice. Also FFmpeg has had a history of including experimental
> formats and formats developed for the project itself.
> This commit would also allow for the development of a Daala decoder in
> FFmpeg in parallel with the development of the project, which, once the
> format gets frozen, increase adoption speed and polishing of an encoder.
> Naturally, the to-be FFmpeg decoder would be experimental and would not
> get included with the main release versions of FFmpeg until the format
> has been frozen.
> This probably won't get okayed, at least right now, but it's worth a shot.

daala support in ffmpeg would make it easier for people used to
ffmpeg to use, develop and test daala, so iam in favor of adding

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