[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Efficiently support several output pixel formats in Cinepak decoder

u-9iep at aetey.se u-9iep at aetey.se
Fri Feb 3 19:37:52 EET 2017

On Fri, Feb 03, 2017 at 05:51:19PM +0100, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:36 PM,  <u-9iep at aetey.se> wrote:
> > So get_format() is not a solution, mo matter how good or misleading
> > its documentation is.
> "The application" can implement the get_format callback anyway it
> wants, ask the user by carrier pigeon for all we care - but such user
> interaction does simply not belong into the avcodec library - hence we
> have the get_format callback for that, so that the decision can be
> moved outside of the codec library and into the calling user-code.
> Clearly whatever application you are working with should implement
> these choices, and you should not try to shoe-horn this into
> libavcodec, where it clearly does not belong.

You suggest I should shoe-horn this into every application.
Very helpful, thank you :)

As for "clearly", it is your personal feeling, not an argument.

> We do not want hacks around the established systems just because it
> doesn't fit your use-case or workflow, sorry.

You should listen more on those who actually live in their workflows.
It is there your code is being useful. Or not.

I happen to be in a suitable position (using the stuff and arranging it
for others) to estimate what is useful.

Based on this I am trying to help ffmpeg.
You are certainly free to refuse the help, for any reason :)


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