[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 06/10 rev2] spdifenc: fix byte order on big-endian systems

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula
Sat Jan 1 10:41:48 CET 2011

On 01.01.2011 11:38, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On 1 jan 2011, at 06:38, Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at iki.fi> wrote:
>> The preamble and final odd byte were outputted in the wrong byte order
>> on big-endian systems.
>> ---
>> I'm wondering if this patch would be a better choice. All our audio
>> decoders output native-endian samples. As this muxer is usually used in
>> place of an encoder, it would be logical for it to have its output in
>> native-endian as well.
>> However, this would cause (AFAIK) the muxer to be the only one that has
>> different output depending on system endianness.. Don't know if that is
>> very big an issue, though.
> It is completely unacceptable, it makes it untestable.
> You could create two muxers, one for each endianness, which is a good idea since AFAIK e.g. OSX expects the big-endian format even on x86.
> If you really want you can also add a third one that outputs in native endianness, it's not a big issue if we don't/can't (easily) test that one.

OK. Do you think 2 (or 3) different muxers is better than using
AVOptions for it?

Anssi Hannula

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