[FFmpeg-devel] Sideinfo in packets

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Apr 18 02:01:13 CEST 2011


several people complained about the sideinfo "shit" i pulled of libav

it breaks ABI very strongly, yes i know (and i wonder if libav devels

Its a nightmare for applications because no sane human passes streams
like this

For the first ill soon add a remote branch that is free of this abi
breakage. This will be maintained as long as there are volunteers to
maintain it. Ill do it as long as its easy (which i expect it to be)

For the second, ill work on some merge/split sideinfo code.
Plan is that user apps never see the sideinfo and just have
a flat bytestream in AVPacket.data
This will be either enabled by default or by some flag

comments welcome

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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