[FFmpeg-trac] #9324(ffmpeg:new): VST Plugin Support

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Fri Jul 9 12:59:23 EEST 2021

#9324: VST Plugin Support
             Reporter:  Arno Le      |                     Type:
  Prioux                             |  enhancement
               Status:  new          |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffmpeg       |                  Version:
                                     |  unspecified
             Keywords:  VST; Plugin  |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

 I come from the audio engineering world where we use DAWs, and VST plugins
 are the most widespread form of free audio plugins (expensive ones to pay
 for are Audio Units by Apple and AAX by Avid).

 I love the available audio processors in ffmpeg and the ladspa plugins
 (particularly the CAPS guitar amps ones). But I couldn't find bass amp and
 cabinet emulations anywhere and I also miss the VST plugins I'm used to.

 So I was hoping to get the best of both worlds ! I know the VST SDK has a
 command line VST Host for testing plugin compliance with their API. Source
 code is available. Someone could get that code, discard all the test
 elements from it, and then hook up the audio ins and outs where relevant
 in ffmpeg. Also allow ffmpeg to list plugin parameters as they must be
 listable somewhere with the API.

 Could someone do it ? Pretty please ? If not: why not ? Are there
 compatibility, performance difficulties I'm not seeing ? Or political,
 legal, licence ones ?

 Thank you !
Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/9324>
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