[FFmpeg-devel] RFC: ffplay for Android

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Sat May 28 00:31:16 CEST 2011

On date Friday 2011-05-27 20:38:58 +0200, Nicolas George encoded:
> Hi.
> A few weeks ago, I worked on a minimalistic video player for Android using
> libavcodec. I ended with something that works, although it is unfortunately
> too slow for interesting real world videos on my particular phone. I intend
> to finish it by adding lots of comments on how to build libavcodec for
> Android, how to use the sound card and screen from a mostly C application.
> I can of course release it as my own stand-alone project. But there is
> another option: I can submit as a patch to ffmpeg, placing it in a
> doc/examples/android directory for example. The doc/examples directory could
> later receive more examples on how to program with libavcodec in various
> circumstances.

The idea of a doc/examples dir where to collect API examples is great,
BTW Luca B. has a branch for something related.

> What do people here think about it in principle? Shall I proceed to submit
> it as a patch?

Sure, on ML is better than letting it rot it on your HD, integrated is
better than letting it rot on the ML.
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