[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] v210 decoder

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Feb 17 21:19:58 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 03:04:43PM -0500, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 07:38:03PM +0100, Reimar Dffinger wrote:
> > Well, from my point of view that's silly because hardly anyone cares the
> > slightest about those extra 2 bits and thus I expect nobody in the
> > foreseeable future will write pixfmt support for them (I just see
> > someone in 2007 gave up at that point), but I don't really care,
> > though I do find it a bit sad that those people stuck with hardware to
> > create it must beat some Quicktime components or Windows dlls to get
> > them to work with MPlayer (and no, those certainly don't output with
> > more than 8 bit per component) in order to use this format. 
> As someone who develops against ffmpeg (and against other things), I
> care about those two bits, and my former customers would have killed me
> for not caring about them.

Well, I extrapolated from the other attempt to patch it and user
requests (though the last from MPlayer lists). I had the impression the
majority only want to convert to MPEG-4 or flv or whatever.

> I recently saw some work being done on Red's codec on this list.
> Someone going between that codec or DNxHD and V210 will probably care
> about the last two bits as well, and I would much rather see theffmpeg
> developers handle this correctly.

Maybe there will be some work done now, but note that the first attempt
was at least in July 2007, so I considered it a question of supporting
v210 with 8-bit/component or not at all, handling it correctly did not
seem like a realistic (as in: someone will implement it) option to me.
I let myself happily be proven wrong.

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