[FFmpeg-devel] Reworking the codec lookup system
Mon Jun 11 03:16:52 CEST 2007
On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 11:51:44PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org> writes:
> > Le duodi 22 prairial, an CCXV, Baptiste Coudurier a ?crit?:
> >> I don't see the need for family name, IMHO codec_id is sufficient and
> >> unique, and should be used to identify what a decoder/encoder can
> >> decode/encode, but I can see the ambiguity between some variants of
> >> MPEG-4 (part 2), which really caused that mess, IMHO codec_tag +
> >> codec_id should be sufficient to identify.
> > Alas, it does not work that way. CodecID is neither an identifier of the
> > codec, nor of the codec family. For example, there are both CODEC_ID_MPEG4
> > and CODEC_ID_XVID, although they are in the same codec family. On the other
> > hand, there is only CODEC_ID_VORBIS for the vorbis and libvorbis encoders.
> CODEC_ID_XVID should go.
yes strongly agree, its a hack to be able to select the encoder by id instead
of name, the proper solution is to select by name ...
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