[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] add hds demuxer

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Sat Oct 15 01:00:35 EEST 2016

On Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:31:58 +0200
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le tridi 23 vendémiaire, an CCXXV, Steven Liu a écrit :
> > > Rather than NIHing it, I think using libexpat would be a good choice
> > > (even if its API is terrible).  
> > ok, i'll learn how to use it, and use it next step. :-)  
> While I agree that expat is way better than libxml2 for that task, it is
> still an external library. If on top of that the API is terrible, I do not
> see a very strong case, I am still rather in favour of a minimalistic XML
> parser in lavu. Of course, whoever does the work has the most say in the
> matter.
> Regards,

Several FFmpeg developers have expressed their reservation about this
idea. XML is very complex, so the big question is whether our XML
parser would really be better, safer, faster, easier to use, etc.
(probably not).

Anyway, what does matter for this patch is whether we can agree on a
XML library, and whether it's ok to make Steve Liu update his patch.

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