[FFmpeg-devel] [FFmpeg-cvslog] Merge commit '2758cdedfb7ac61f8b5e4861f99218b6fd43491d'

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Wed May 11 22:15:24 CEST 2016

On Wed, 11 May 2016 19:57:19 +0200
Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:

> On Thu, May 05, 2016 at 01:45:55AM +0100, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:

> > I am not at all opposed to the idea. I just don't think the current way
> > of using internal headers, structs, and APIS (and a wrapper main()) should
> > at all be encouraged. If someone were to send patches to *properly* add
> > such functionality, with a stable plugin API/ABI, and such, I would not
> > oppose. I do not think this is trivial to do, however.  
> whatever API we would design/choose to be used for plugins should
> be "well designed" (that is it should strive for simplicity,
> completeness, correctness, long term stability, efficiency, ...)
> and i belive if we create such an API, all internal codecs, (de)muxers,
> filters, protocols and so on should also be moved to use it.

I don't think anyone is against that. (Except maybe that for some
things, you simply can't make reasonable public APIs and should remain
private. Not _everything_ has to be possible to be done externally.)

More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list