[FFmpeg-devel] Possible new devices (ALSA, X11)

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Mon Dec 8 20:19:49 CET 2008

Hi Nicolas,

Nicolas George wrote:
> Hi.
> I am considering writing a module for ALSA capture and playback, similar to
> the existing OSS one. I know some people have very strong feelings against
> ASLA, so before starting to work, I would like to be sure that my patch
> would not be immediately rejected as a matter of principle. Would it?

I do not know if the patch will be rejected (I hope it will not, if 
properly written ;-); anyway, I had a working-but-not-cleaned-up patch 
for supporting ALSA input and output. You can find it on roundup:

It does not apply to current svn, but updating it should be easy... 
Also, if I remember well the needed cleanups should not be too difficult 
or time-consuming.

> While I am at it, I may as well ask the question for an X11 output device:
> would it be ok in principle?
I like the idea (I once wrote a gtk output for libavformat :).


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