[FFmpeg-devel] new filter infastructure stuff (Google Summer of Fun)
Tue Jun 5 14:29:45 CEST 2007
On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 07:09:04 -0400
mmh <mmh at pleasantst.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Hi Luca,
> 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.
You can't expect such a client to have a working ffmpeg installed.
Anyway, the best solution in this situation is probably to provide a full
ffmpeg compiled to the customer.
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