[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] attachments support in matroska demuxer
Sat Jan 12 15:54:09 CET 2008
On Thursday 03 January 2008 04:23:09 Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 01:38:39AM +0100, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
> > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:38:24 +0300
> > Evgeniy Stepanov <eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Conclusions:
> > - Attachment really looks like a stream itself. You can select
> > the one you want to remux. For example the film poster would
> > just be a jpeg stream with a single picture. The specificity
> > of those streams would be:
> > * contain one single packet
> > * not pts
> Contain no packets, just one global extradata, this was proposed already.
> If you use normal packets there will be problems with them disapearing
> if a stream is split timewise or if you seek before demuxing the
> first packet.
> Iam not completely happy with this use of streams but we will need some
> solution and maybe its the least ugly, we will see ...
> at least iam pretty sure extradata to be a better choice than 1 normal
> > * has a filename (important so that an ASS decoder can
> > select the proper ttf based on it's name)
> > * always demuxed before other (normal) streams (IIRC)
> extradata should be available before packets ...
> > It seems to me that attachment would fit pretty well, each one
> > in its own AVStream. Does this sound reasonable ?
> > - Here is how remuxing to other formats (avi, mov...) could work:
> > * supported codec (jpeg poster) could be muxed as a normal
> > JPEG stream with only one picture
> > * ttf streams should be written in a separate file (that's
> > the way various players expect to find ttf fonts when
> > demuxing AVI, IIRC)
> > - I think the only required API modifications to support this
> > would be:
> > * adding AVStream.filename and maybe AVStream.id_of_link_stream.
> > * adding CODEC_ID_TTF ? (ugly, but shouldn't cause much trouble)
> > * adding a way to mux ttf font in a separate file (maybe use
> > a separate muxer for this, ie. call 2 different muxers from
> > ffmpeg. seems ugly, but I've no better idea right now).
> Well, there are a few more things i think
> We need name / (mime) type to remux attachments
> (CD Cover / ? / tiff)
> (Fan art / image/x-photoshop / psd)
> There also could be other things like Author, ...
> Also we need a way to get the attachments to the decoders, yes we dont
> have a ASS/SSA decoder but lets assume we had.
> And while we can just store the streams in avi/mov, where does the
> filename/name/type go? if its dropped you could end up with a huge
> number of images and not know what each is.
> > What do you think about this proposal ? Does it sounds like a
> > reasonable base ?
> > If it's not, the only viable alternative seems to be
> > AVFormatContext.attachments just like in the original patch,
> > but with some additionnal code to allow "remuxing", etc...
> yes, these seem to be the 2 options we have
This patch implements attachments as separate streams with extradata.
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