[FFmpeg-devel] FFMPEG DLL proposal

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Wed Jan 21 17:02:32 CET 2009


Pierre Chatelier wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to use FFMPEG "under the hood" in an application, to  
> quickly convert some movies. Unfortunately, the API is terrible to  
> learn and I won't do anything better than ffmpeg.exe can do. But I do  
> not like the idea to embedd ffmpeg.exe, I would prefer a shared library.
> My idea is the following :

I think something similar has already been mentioned on this mailing
list, and the outcome of the discussion was that the best thing to do
is to fork a new process and invoke the ffmpeg program in it. This will
be the cleanest solution, will require almost 0 work, and the overhead
of forking/executing is not relevant respect to the transcoding time.


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