[FFmpeg-devel] On libavfilter: A Summary of Issues

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Oct 7 18:35:15 CEST 2012

On Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 09:00:53AM -0400, compn wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:18:15 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >these too would be fixed in one fell swoop with a *Synth wraper or
> >other filter wrapers.
> [20:07] <Daemon404> [20:03] < Compn> and then make it a wrapper for all other opensource filters
> [20:08] <Daemon404> problem right here
> [20:08] <Daemon404> dat monolthism
> [20:02] <Daemon404> i dont htink lavfi should exist.
> derek is saying that people should use avisynth/vapoursynth and that libavfilter
> should be destroyed.

for the record:

avi synth is windows only AFIAK
vapoursynth is in early stages of development (first public appearance
according to their homepage a bit over a month ago)

the list of available plugins is:

the points derek raised though are quite real and certainly should be
worked on

> his mail can be made into a few bugreports:
> 1. need more newer filters
> 2. why rewrite filters , just write wrappers
> 3. documentation needed
> 4. api needs to be stable
> 5. dynamic loading of filters
> 6. fix api so 3rd party devels feel comfortable using it

> i guess his main question is 'what is ffmpegs goal?'.

maybe our about page sufficiently documents it:


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