[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add a new flag AVFMT_NETWORK
Wed Oct 13 20:12:48 CEST 2010
> > > Hmm, I'm not sure if one should assume that they mean the same thing. As a
> > > somewhat crafted example, there could be a (de)muxer that needs to call
> > > network functions for some reason, but still reads mostly locally.
> > Can you provide an practical example of this.
> Not really - it was purely hypothetical, trying to point out that "using
> network functions" and "slow seeks" don't necessarily go hand in hand,
> even if they often do.
As a example.. cifs file system. Each read request is accompanied with where the
read is taking place. So a seek on that is no slower than a normal read request.
As compared to http where you need to tear down the connection and recreate it.
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