[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] mov, matroskadec : Allow matroskadec & mov to share spherical parsing logic.

Vittorio Giovara vittorio.giovara at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 16:41:30 EET 2017

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:35 AM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/8/2017 10:47 AM, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:59 PM, Aaron Colwell <acolwell at google.com> wrote:
>>> - Extracts common spherical metadata parsing logic.
>>> - Adds checks to enforce that only non-tiled equirect & non-padded cubemaps
>>>   are accepted.
>> Hi Aaron,
>> this patch basically ignores all my comments, so I'm not very happy with it.
>> I believe the biggest complaint of mine is that this implementation
>> only works with the ffmpeg command line and leaves users in the dark,
>> in addition to everything I said in the other thread. There are other
>> cosmetics oddities (such as adding a *mov* dependency to the
>> *matroska* code
> The matroska elements contain the spherical data in the same structure
> as they are in mov files. Much like we're including oggdec.h or flac.h
> to parse vorbis comment and flac headers, including a new header to
> parse an specific kind of mov atom available in other formats should be
> ok.
> After all, the alternative would be duplicate the parsing code in two
> demuxers.

..which is what we do for most of the other places (replaygain,
stereo3d, mastering display and so on and on)..
Besides, that was just a cosmetic comment, if the code is to be shared
among formats (which I believe is totally unnecessary for _just two_
demuxers) dropping the 'mov' prefix from the file would do, in my

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