[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Flush API for libavfilter
michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Oct 24 19:12:57 CEST 2011
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 06:49:24PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Thursday 2011-10-20 17:37:18 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 05:06:21PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > On date Wednesday 2011-03-23 06:25:15 +0200, Mina Nagy Zaki encoded:
> > > > On Tuesday 22 March 2011 17:35:39 Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > > > Check: cmdutils.c:get_filtered_audio_buffer(), it implements a pull
> > > > > model, correct me if I'm wrong.
> > > >
> > > > I have already checked that, which is what lead me to the question in the first
> > > > place. I can't really read AVERROR_EOF from request_frame() because audio
> > > > filters don't(/shouldn't?) use it. get_filtered_audio_buffer() does a
> > > > request_frame() on aout which propagates all the way to asrc (without passing
> > > > through intermediate filters, because they don't/shouldn't use it) which then
> > > > does a filter_samples that propagates all the way to aout! If I try to
> > > > request_frame from the previous buffer it will reach asrc then eventually lead
> > > > to calling my own effect's filter_samples, so now do I filter in filter_samples or
> > > > request_frame :D And in any case, asrc never returns AVERROR_EOF anyway.
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I was trying to get the af_sox.c filter in shape when I stumbled
> > > across this.
> > >
> > > Resuming, the problem is that when a filterchain source returns
> > > AVERROR_EOF (e.g. becase the generated media has terminated) it is not
> > > possible to notify the intermediate filters, which may keep cached
> > > data which is never released.
> > >
> > > For example some sox filters cache data, which is supposed to be
> > > flushed through the drain API when *all* the input has been already
> > > provided (so they won't return data *at all* if such a mechanism is
> > > not implemented).
> > >
> > > This can't be done with the current API (neither with audio nor with
> > > video).
> > I dont understand the problem for video
> > At EOF
> > A filter currently can, when it receives a request_frame()
> > push the next cached frame out via
> > avfilter_start_frame + avfilter_draw_slice + avfilter_end_frame
> > vf_yadif does this currently for different reasons
> > And a filter knows its at EOF when poll & request_frame() signal so
> > that is via 0 and AVERROR_EOF
> You need to implement poll() in the filter for applying this logic,
> and poll() may return 0 even when no end of file was reached
> (e.g. when the buffer source was emptied).
> > The pull system is needed or more complex networks of filters will
> > have all kinds of issues.
> > one example is a graph with 2 inputs and 2 outputs, we assume
> > one wants to mux these 2 outputs together in the same file, the inputs
> > are from seperate files. With a pull system we know from which file
> > to read next with a push system we dont and could end up having to
> > buffer the whole decoded file in memory. Not to mention the delay
> > So i think audio should use request_frame() or a equivalent too
> I'm not proposing to drop request_frame() (which is currently
> implemented for audio).
> But in the case of sox a filter may release data all at once when the
> end of file is reached, and for doing this you need to know when the
> input data is terminated (sox API is meant for batch processing, so
> yes this will not be usable for real-time filtering).
iam still not understanding the problem. Filters dont run in an
isolated environment, they get calls from outside
for example data can be pushed into a filter, then it has data and
thus not EOF
or data can be pulled out of a filter via request_frame() and for
that a filter would calls its predecessors request_frame() and this
either would produce data or a AVERROR_EOF
from an outside view when EOF is reached on the input nothing special
should happen, the pulling from the end would just continue until
a EOF error is pulled out.
where is the flaw in my logic ?
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