[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/4] V12 - SCTE-35 support

Carlos Fernandez Sanz carlos at ccextractor.org
Tue Oct 4 22:25:06 EEST 2016

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li> wrote:

> Putting SCTE35 support in another library like Upipe was suggested as well.

This is something that I don't understand. Should FFmpeg just ignore
the existance of this very important standard in the professional
video world? Drive users to something else, even though precisely
these professional users often sponsor development?

> My other question would be, if it does happen to get merged, how can I
> disable SCTE35 entirely?

Two questions
1) Does my patch break anything? If yes - it's just not ready to be merged.
2) SCTE-35, by its very definition, it's to cue video rebroadcasters
to switch from one stream to another in real time, for example to add
local commercials during a break. It's not a consumer format and you
are just not going to see SCTE-35 in any stream "in the wild". By the
time the stream reaches the consumer SCTE-35 has already done its job.
However if you do deal with a stream that contains SCTE-35 data most
likely you don't want to ignore it.

Or maybe I'm just missing some real world scenarios?

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