[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: Remove libstagefright

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 3 19:42:21 CET 2016

On Sun,  3 Jan 2016 13:37:18 -0500
Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:

> It serves absolutely no purpose other than to confuse potentional
> Android developers about how to use hardware acceleration properly
> on the the platform. Both stagefright itself, and MediaCodec, have
> avcodec backends already, and this is the correct way to use it.
> MediaCodec as a proper JNI API.
> Furthermore, stagefright support in avcodec needs a series of
> magic incantations and version-specific stuff, such that
> using it actually provides downsides compared just using the actual
> Android frameworks properly, in that it is a lot more work and confusion
> to get it even running. It also leads to a lot of misinformation, like
> these sorts of comments (in [1]) that are absolutely incorrect.
> [1] http://stackoverflow.com/a/29362353/3115956
> Signed-off-by: Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>
> ---
> I am certain there are many more reasons to remvoe this as well. I know
> its own author despises it, and I know j-b will same things to say.
> I have CC'd the person listed in MAINTAINERS for this set of code as well.
> Please discuss, and keep discourse civil and avoid ad hominems, etc.
> ---


Yes, we should probably have Android support, but then we should use
the preferred APIs.

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