[FFmpeg-devel] Reworking the codec lookup system

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Jun 11 09:32:42 CEST 2007

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> Hi
> 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
> or
> CodecID says which spec to look at to make sense of the bytestream/packets
> or
> CodecID points to the specification of the syntax and semantics of the 
> bytestream
> or
> ...

All of which imply that CODEC_ID_XVID should go.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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