[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add FITS Demuxer

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Jul 8 23:47:22 EEST 2017

On Sat, Jul 08, 2017 at 12:59:09PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le sextidi 16 messidor, an CCXXV, Paras Chadha a écrit :
> > So, now should i do this ?
> Based on what you explained here, FITS seems like just an image format,
> without provisions for animations like GIF or PNG. Therefore, it should
> have been integrated in the img2 framework in the first place and
> writing a dedicated demuxer was a mistake.

I don't think that's a correct description then.
First, the format is made to change and be extended, so what is
true now might not stay true.
But also the images can have arbitrary dimensions, in particular
they can be "3D" images with the third dimension being time,
thus being a video.
This may not be well enough specified for the demuxer to be
able to produce a proper "video stream" at this point,
but implementing it in the img2 framework to me seems to
have a significant risk of turning out a dead-end.

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