[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] decoder/encoder naming consistency

Kostya kostya.shishkov
Fri May 22 17:25:20 CEST 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 04:59:54PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> I propose renaming files to to adhere to the following naming
> convention:
> foodec.c - decoder for format foo
> fooenc.c - encoder for format foo
> foo.c    - common code used by both decoder and encoder
> Currently we have some cases where the encoder is in fooenc. while the
> decoder is in foo.c, for example zmbv.c and zmbvenc.c.
> This should be made consistent.  The cases where we just have a decoder
> are secondary, they can remain as foo.c, but when both are available, we
> should try to avoid the confusion.
> The same applies to demuxers and muxers.
> OK to rename?

I would prefer clear naming scheme (which should be documented as well):
* decoder or wrapper -> ${codecname}.c
* pure encoder -> ${codecname}enc.c
* if common code is present, it should be named {codecname}.c and
  decoder should be renamed into ${codecname}dec.c

FFmpeg is decoder-oriented, after all - just compare the number of
decoders and encoders.

Also good luck on renaming msrle.c and msrledec.c
> Diego

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