[FFmpeg-devel] ffservers future

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Fri Apr 8 15:30:48 CEST 2016

Hi all

If people want ffserver to continue to exist in a functional form then
ffserver needs a new maintainer or developers taking care of it /
giving it some love.
There are a few known bugs in it like code depending on
sizeof(AVStream) and general a little too much direct access into APIs
these things will cause ffserver to frequently break if APIs change
even slightly.
I dont think this is a major amount of work, at least not as long as
one doesnt get onto the path of rewriting things to be "clean" in a
philosophical sense but just "clean" in a working and maintainable

If noone picks up ffserver and "helps it into the year 2016" then
eventually ffserver will just stop working when its way of using the
APIs drifted too much from the changing reality. And once it totally
doesnt work anymore, fixing it could be harder ...

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