[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/7] decode: add a method for attaching lavc-internal data to frames

Xiaolei Yu dreifachstein at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 15:32:03 EEST 2017

On 10/16/2017 07:36 PM, wm4 wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:28:27 +0800
> Xiaolei Yu <dreifachstein at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/03/2017 09:15 PM, wm4 wrote:
>>> From: Anton Khirnov <anton at khirnov.net>
>>> Use the AVFrame.opaque_ref field. The original user's opaque_ref is
>>> wrapped in the lavc struct and then unwrapped before the frame is
>>> returned to the caller.
>>> This new struct will be useful in the following commits.
>> How about using AVFrame::buf[]?
> My local crash-fix hack for videotoolbox actually uses buf[] for this
> purpose, but it won't work in general, because video data might need
> it. Also that would have exactly the same problems as opaque_ref.
> Actually, all approaches will have exactly the same problems as
> opaque_ref, but michael doesn't get it.

I think handling foreign memory with a cpu-centric api will always be kinda
awkward. But using AVFrame::buf[] is more natural if we treat them as a
family of cpu-unaddressable images. Also it would be great (in the future)
to allow users to pass them around without a round trip to the main memory.

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