[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH][RFC][WIP] lavf/ramdec: RAM demuxer

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Sun Jan 3 22:08:09 CET 2016

On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Hendrik Leppkes <h.leppkes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde
> <gajjanagadde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is a WIP patch for the RAM playlist format:
>> http://service.real.com/help/library/guides/realone/IntroGuide/HTML/htmfiles/ramfile.htm,
>> http://service.real.com/help/library/guides/realone/IntroGuide/HTML/htmfiles/ramsum.htm.
>> The implementation is currently essentially a kitchen sink dump of
>> concatdec; hence the copyright notice is preserved.
>> Metadata stuff is currently lacking. Feedback appreciated; this is my
>> first demuxer.
>> Done some very simple, basic testing.
> Playlists "intentionally" don't have demuxers, as they should probably
> be handled in a more generic top-level way. As you said, this is
> basically concatdec with parsing, which every playlist demuxer would
> likely end up being.
> Unfortunately, noone has yet finished any such API to handle this
> properly, hence no playlist support in FFmpeg yet.

I get a sense that it is tedious, annoying, and with little benefit:
for a power user, they have zero benefit as one can simply use concat
and/or script a converter to the concat format. For a normal user,
downstream clients anyway handle playlists.

Patch dropped; thanks.

> - Hendrik
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