[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] codec_ids & compatibility

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Tue Oct 25 16:44:04 CEST 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 01:09:26AM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni <at> gmx.at> writes:
> > attached patchset resolves the codec_id compatibility issue that
> > occured as libav added codecs we supported since a long time with
> > conflicting and incompatible ids.
> Don't count this as an objection, but I completely fail to understand why this
> is necessary.

Its needed for distrbutions that primarely use libav. There its very
nice if a user can just replace libav by ffmpeg and have the extra
As it is currently there are some obscure codecs that would fail,
after this patchset everything should work even obscure things

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Awnsering whenever a program halts or runs forever is
On a turing machine, in general impossible (turings halting problem).
On any real computer, always possible as a real computer has a finite number
of states N, and will either halt in less than N cycles or never halt.
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