[FFmpeg-devel] feature added: MP4A-LATM payload
michaelni at gmx.at
Fri May 20 01:54:19 CEST 2011
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 08:05:31PM +0000, Jk . wrote:
> I would like to submit this patch for discussion with other developers and maintainers.
> It enables another RTP payload for MPEG4 Audio: Low-overhead MPEG-4 Audio Transport Multiplex (LATM). The format specification is described in RFC 3016, and the encoding specifications are provided in ISO/IEC 14496-3.
> I believe this is an important feature for the RTP format, because it significantly reduces the overhead of MPEG4-GENERIC streams, and as stated in the RFC "In audio-only applications, then, it is desirable for LATM-based MPEG-4 Audio bitstreams to be directly mapped onto the RTP packets without using MPEG-4 Systems".
> MPEG4-GENERIC allows for transport of a wide range of content, including Java applets (MPEG-J) and scripts, this is the reason of the extra overhead compared to MP4A-LATM which only transports audio. The header size of MP4A-LATM in all the tests i've made is only 1 byte. The only scenario where this header size will be bigger than 1B is when the audio frame size is larger than 254B. But, on average the audio frame is 200B.
> Also, with this payload, there is no need of '-flags +global_header' because all the needed SDP parameters are created on the fly from the AVCodecContext object, the user will only need to specify "-fflags +latm" to enable MP4A-LATM instead of the default MPEG4-GENERIC.
> P.D. If the maintainer is OK with this patch, please commit it to the trunk.
commited and pushed with some changes from martin
> And let me know the revision number.
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