native vs libavformat demuxers (was: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC][PATCH] audio and video framers)

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at
Mon Feb 26 01:03:48 CET 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 12:21:44AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> I have a feeling that most of the libavformat demuxers except for
> RealMedia are probably better than our native ones.  Did anybody compare
> them in detail and/or run benchmarks?

No, though once in a while there tends to be one that works with one but
not the other, in both directions.
Primary candidates for removal are IMO demux_nuv.c (possibly with
corresponding decoder) and demux_mpc.c definitely with corresponding
decoder, because it does not work with ffmpeg decoder and when muxed
into AVI will create a format that (although I find it more sane) is
very different from what lavf creates and not playable with ffmpeg
decoder either.

Reimar Döffinger

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