[FFmpeg-devel] ffservers future

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Fri Apr 8 19:38:23 CEST 2016

On Fri, 8 Apr 2016 18:13:53 +0100
Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4/8/2016 2:30 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > There are a few known bugs in it like code depending on
> > sizeof(AVStream) and general a little too much direct access into APIs
> > these things will cause ffserver to frequently break if APIs change
> > even slightly.  
> To calrify, the problem is accessing and allocating *internal* structures.
> As in, it includes libavformat/internal.h.
> So any change in *non-public* API there breaks it.

Well, it also has significant code in libavformat, and assume a lot
about other internals. With a design like this it's a given how fragile
it is.

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