[FFmpeg-devel] Reworking the codec lookup system

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Jun 11 03:32:12 CEST 2007


On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 01:16:03AM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le duodi 22 prairial, an CCXV, M?ns Rullg?rd a ?crit?:
> > CODEC_ID_XVID should go.
> Yes, probably. But another possibility would be: CODEC_ID_LIBVORBIS must be
> added.
> Before deciding which of these solutions is the best, it is necessary to
> properly define the semantic of the CodecID field, and therefore settle on
> the vocabulary. This is not a question of coding, but of design choice.

its hard to define precissely, but something like
CodecID identifies the specification of the stream
CodecID says which spec to look at to make sense of the bytestream/packets
CodecID points to the specification of the syntax and semantics of the 

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