[FFmpeg-devel] new filter infastructure stuff (Google Summer of Fun)
Tue Jun 5 13:09:04 CEST 2007
Luca Barbato writes:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> 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 proprietary filters supported _they_
> > can add optional .so support ...
> And even if you want it just for internal usage...
> >> 2. to add so architecture platform specific capability which is not available to other
> >> platforms.
> The only reason I could find for .so is that you may like to build new
> modules w/out having to hack the main ffmpeg code, but it isn't exactly
> a problem IMHO.
Another reason might be: to be able to provide a library to a customer
who doesn't know how or want to run make or install the tools. And
for that matter they just have a vanilla distribution of the LINUX on
machines with out compilation support.
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