[FFmpeg-devel] Alternate audio bit depth support

Benjamin Larsson banan
Mon Jun 22 21:33:55 CEST 2009

Brian Crowell wrote:
> Hello. Just recently became a libavcodec/libavformat user. I see
> there's been discussions about adding support for audio bit depths
> other than 16 in the API, and from what I read in the code, that
> hasn't happened yet.
>   http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=Ffmpeg_audio_api
> First: Has anyone been working on this?
> Second: If nobody's working on it, I'd be willing to put some time
> into it. I like the proposal of making it like the video API: the
> codec just exposes a "native" format, where native is the format of
> the codec's internal buffer. (Example: AC3 uses float internally.)
> Comments? Suggestions? Links to previous discussions or partial implementations?
> --Brian

There is support for other formats. We just haven't converted all the
codecs to use it yet. RA228 being one of them.


Patches to convert more of them would be welcome.

Benjamin Larsson

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