[FFmpeg-trac] #5849(avcodec:new): Add full support for H264 in libavcodec (Encoding & Decoding)

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Fri Sep 16 20:48:52 EEST 2016

#5849: Add full support for H264 in libavcodec (Encoding & Decoding)
             Reporter:               |                     Type:
  AssemblerX86                       |  enhancement
               Status:  new          |                 Priority:  important
            Component:  avcodec      |                  Version:  git-
             Keywords:               |  master
             Blocking:               |               Blocked By:
Analyzed by developer:  0            |  Reproduced by developer:  0
 Summary of the bug:
 Add full decode & encode support for H264 codec in avcodec.
 How to reproduce:
 Try the transcoding.c example on any H264 video. Or try simply encoding
 any H264 video using libavcodec. Even using OpenCV library (Which uses
 FFMPEG) wont encode H264.

 Many forum posts and mailing-list messages have been questioning on how to
 decode/encode H264 media files through libavcodec since their code works
 for other codec types but not for H264, and no developer ever said H264
 codec doesn't work with FFMPEG. Well it doesn't, and support should be
 added to it as its one of the most used codecs nowadays. Either packet
 writing fails, or you just get a Segmentation Error.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/5849>
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