[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg for bluefin bug

Adam Dershowitz, Ph.D., P.E. adershowitz
Thu Mar 19 05:11:37 CET 2009

On Mar 18, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 04:57:16PM -0700, Adam Dershowitz, Ph.D.,  
> P.E. wrote:
>> Am I doing something wrong, or is something wrong with the tracker?
> I think it's the tracker that is having issues.

I will wait and try to submit it again tomorrow.

>>>> Given the above error it looks like no one has actually tested the
>>>> blackfin specific code. I had been running a much older version of
>>>> ffmpeg from blackfin.uclinux.com that does run.
>>> Marc Hoffman, the author of the blackfin code in FFmpeg, used to  
>>> work
>>> for Analog Devices, I'm pretty sure the code must have worked at  
>>> some
>>> point on some machine.
>> I have also been talking to some people at blackfin.uclinux.org.   
>> That
>> site has a few people from AD who post (maybe support the site?).  I
>> have not seen any posting from Hoffman in a while, so might not be
>> working on this any longer.
> Marc no longer works for AD.  I know this for sure.

That's too bad.
Do you know who has done any BF related work on ffmpeg lately?  I see  
that 0.5 lists Blackfin optimization as one of the changes.  Any idea  
about how to track down those details?  Or does that just mean that  
stuff that Marc did a few years ago?

>> But the current release of Linux on that site includes ffmpeg-
>> svn-11114 and that version does compile and run.
> Can you try to find the revision that broke?

Some of above info might help focus the search some.  I see that a lot  
of the blackfin related code is slightly different between 0.5 and  


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