[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg based video player for ios devices.

compn tempn at twmi.rr.com
Mon Apr 16 14:18:43 CEST 2012

On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:11:13 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 02:18:37PM +0530, Vijayendra Tripathi wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I wish to create an ffmpeg based player for iPhone and iPad. I am not
>> conversant with video programming. However I was able to write a small demo
>> on iPhone simulator that reads frames and displays them on screen without
>> any audio. I looked into ffmpeg code to some extent and it looked like time
>> consuming process to build a proper video player out of it for ios devices.
>> The big challenge I think would be audio - video sync. Also the current
>> build script of ffmpeg failed to produce libraries for ARM architecture,
>> may be I missed out something. I was able to run the demo on simulator
>> using i386 compiled libraries though.  Is there anyone who is interested in
>> consulting me on this?
>have you considered to just port ffplay to i* ?
>its a working and maintained video player
>its SDL based so theres possibly reason to replace the SDL parts with
>something more native at some point ...
>not sure how well SDL itself works on the i* devices

maybe you could just merge this project back into ffmpeg:

"This project will patch ffmpeg so you can compile and run ffmpeg,
ffplay, and ffserver on the iPhone and iPod Touch."


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