[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: rename cuda to ffnvcodec

Timo Rothenpieler timo at rothenpieler.org
Mon Mar 5 22:33:15 EET 2018

Am 04.03.2018 um 20:15 schrieb Compn:
> On Sat,  3 Mar 2018 22:39:45 +0100, Timo Rothenpieler
> <timo at rothenpieler.org> wrote:
>> Right now, if someone configures ffmpeg with for example --enable-nvenc they will
>> get an error message complaining about missing cuda.
>> This is very confusing and already has lead people into installing the CUDA SDK,
>> even though it's not what they need.
>> This will make it complain about ffnvcodec instead.
> i'm not objecting.
> but if you put a error message that explains what a person needs when
> it errors , that might also be a good idea (and it would also only be
> a one or two line change).
> -compn

I looked into doing that, but the code handling those errors in a 
generic way would need quite some ugly special cases to do that.

Still, I might look into giving a better error that at some point.

It being called cuda is inaccurate anyway, so renaming it to ffnvcodec 
is not too terrible.

So for now, I just pushed this, and will look into a more verbose error 

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