[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] libvpx: alt reference frame / lag

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Thu Jun 17 20:08:42 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM, John Koleszar <jkoleszar at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser
> <darkshikari at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't want to be in the business of saying what people can and can't
>>> do with the codec
>> So why are you insisting on incorporating a bit of design that ensures
>> that people can't use dozens of existing applications for working with
>> VP8?
>> If you want to have an application that does something bizarre with
>> the alt ref, that application can special-case it. ?It'll work even if
>> you use a packed B-frames-style trick as Michael proposed: none of
>> this stops you from having that flexibility if you really want it.
>> What it does do is keep backwards compatibility with the rest of the
>> world at no cost whatsoever.
> As I've said, I'm not opposed to defining a packing for these. I'm not
> saying that such a packing couldn't be handled as an option or even
> the default by libvpx. I'm opposed to treating applications that want
> to do something interesting with these frames as second class.

So we're going to treat every other application in the world as second
class instead?

Dark Shikari

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