[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Nov 2 21:52:58 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 09:30:11PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2010 at 08:41:41PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > Would the project accept patches to dlopen() these three libraries at
> > runtime? Then I could (finally) drop ffmpeg-extra.
> i have no objection if the respective maintainers agree 

I do (though without an actual patch it's possible they are unfounded),
it seems likely to me that it will either be an ifdef-mess (dlopen is not
available on all platforms) or platform-specific code (which beyond being
ugly on principle also causes some issues for testing).
Not saying it is really a better idea, but one could have
dummy/stub stub libraries that just return errors for example...

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