[FFmpeg-devel] new filter infastructure stuff (Google Summer of Fun)
Tue Jun 5 11:51:34 CEST 2007
On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 09:49:56PM -0400, mmh wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer writes:
> > Hi
> > On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 09:04:43PM -0400, mmh wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm interested in understanding some specific details about the new
> > > filter structure being implemented as part of the Google Summer of
> > > Code Project. Specifically, will this new package support something
> > > similar to vhooks which provide the ability to bind filters at runtime
> > > as shared objects? I hope the answer is yes.
> > no
> > and any dependancy on .so or runtime loading is completely unaccpetable
> > as some systems simply dont support dynamic loading or shared libs
> > also a filter system which can dynamically load filters as shared libs
> > is not that usefull unless you want to support binary only filters
> > but why should we support that? or even design anything toward making that
> > easy to do?
> > that said iam not against optionally supporting dynamically loaded .so
> > filters but i think this is not really worth the work ...
> > > I'm also hoping
> > > something similar for audio will exist and it doesn't just cover
> > > video.
> > i too hope we will eventually have a audio filter layer but this years SOC
> > project is just about video and that is by itself more than large enough
> > task
> Here are some reasons why we might like to support some level of dynamic filters.
> 1. if you have some proprietary thing you want to apply to the video prior to re-encode.
if some company wants to have their propriatary filters supported _they_
can add optional .so support ...
> 2. to add so architecture platform specific capability which is not available to other platforms.
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