[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/6] Patchset to remove ffserver

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 04:04:30 EEST 2017

On 10/21/2017 9:55 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 04:15:37PM -0300, James Almer wrote:
>> On 10/21/2017 3:54 PM, Rostislav Pehlivanov wrote:
>>> This patchset removes the long-deprecated ffserver program and all
>>> its privately exposed things from libavformat.
>>> Rostislav Pehlivanov (6):
>>>   Remove the ffserver program
>>>   libavformat: remove the ffmenc and ffmdec muxer and demuxers
>>>   libavformat: unexpose the ff_inet_aton function
>>>   libavformat: remove the ff_rtp_get_local_rtcp_port function
>>>   libavformat: unexpose private ff_ functions needed by ffserver
>>>   libavformat/mpjpeg: use "ffmpeg" instead of "ffserver" as boundary tag
>> This set will be applied a month or so from now, when the unstable ABI
>> period is over.
>> If you can do in a month what was not done in a year plus, anyone is
>> welcome to fix all ffserver issues or preferably replace it altogether
>> with a new tool with a more user friendly syntax/interface.
> Can you list the technical problems that require dropping ffserver,
> so that someone interrested in fixing them can do so ?

They have been listed in both the November 2016 discussion/vote thread
and i think in the bump patch i sent last month as well.
The most important one is of course the usage of internal API. Then
there's https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2016-December/203926.html

If anyone actually cared about ffserver, one think it would be fixed by

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