[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Close vfwcap devices on exit()

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Mon Apr 14 20:16:02 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 01:59:45PM -0400, Compn wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 19:01:16 +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 05:18:31PM +0100, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> >> With some devices and some versions of Windows, if you exit() an 
> >> application before you disconnect a VFW driver, that device will
> >> remain unusable until you reboot.
> >
> >I guess you can call me user-unfriendly but to be honest this is so
> >obviously a driver bug I'd say tell your hardware vendor to hire
> the hardware vendor for some cards has closed business.
> what is your suggestion for these people?

The "answer" is "See, that's why binary drivers are bad" ;-).
But seriously, that is why I do not object in general (though I did not
review the proposed code), though I would guess Mans is not so forgiving
towards people buying crappy hardware...

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