[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/3] spherical: Add tiled equirectangular type and projection-specific properties
vittorio.giovara at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 04:20:38 EET 2017
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/14/2017 5:52 PM, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:25 PM, Michael Niedermayer
>> <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 04:11:43PM -0500, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
>>>> Signed-off-by: Vittorio Giovara <vittorio.giovara at gmail.com>
>>>> This should help not losing details over muxing and allows
>>>> callers to get additional information in a clean manner.
>>>> Please keep me in CC.
>>>> doc/APIchanges | 5 +++++
>>>> ffprobe.c | 11 ++++++++--
>>>> libavformat/dump.c | 10 +++++++++
>>>> libavutil/spherical.h | 56 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> libavutil/version.h | 2 +-
>>>> 5 files changed, 81 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>> breaks fate
>>> --- ./tests/ref/fate/matroska-spherical-mono 2017-02-10 23:43:51.993432371 +0100
>>> +++ tests/data/fate/matroska-spherical-mono 2017-02-11 00:24:10.297483318 +0100
>>> @@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
>>> side_data_type=Spherical Mapping
>>> Test matroska-spherical-mono failed. Look at tests/data/fate/matroska-spherical-mono.err for details.
>>> make: *** [fate-matroska-spherical-mono] Error 1
>> Ah I didn't notice, it is fixed in the next commit, but I'll amend this one too.
>> I didn't see any comment/discussion, should I assume it is ok?
>> Please CC, thank you.
> These are a lot of projection specific fields. It worries me as the
> spec may change in the future with new fields added or existing
> fields changing purpose. Not to mention the Mesh projection, which
> has like fifty specific fields of its own.
Even if the spec change (which at this point would be a terrible
terrible thing to do) there are now files in the wild and software
that have adopted this draft, so we would have to support this anyway.
> Wouldn't it be a better idea to export the binary data of the
> equi/cbmp/mesh boxes into an extradata-like field in the
> AVSphericalMapping struct, and let the downstream application parse
> it instead?
No I don't think so, lavf is an abstraction layer and one of its tasks
is to provide a (simple?) unified entry layer. and letting the user
parse binary data is IMO bad design and very fragile. Also it's not
impossible that another standard for tagging spherical metadata
emerges in the future: the current API could very easily wrap it,
while exporting the binary entry would be too specification-specific
and it would be tied too heavily on the google draft.
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