[FFmpeg-devel] Deprecation of visual output devices

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Wed Sep 27 18:26:14 EEST 2017

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 05:01:59PM +0200, wm4 wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:34:49 +0200
> Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 02:18:13PM +0100, Josh de Kock wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > There is no point of having these output devices as all the
> > > functionality is contained in the 'ffplay' tool. If people wanted to
> > > integrate these devices in their own programs instead of using the
> > > ffmpeg tool then they are far too constrained for proper control, not to  
> > 
> > > mention output devices have been quick hacky in libavdevice for a long  
> > 
> > then please write a better API / lib / system
> It should never have been added this way. Why did it happen? On that
> note, I tried to prevent it,

> and to argue that the contributor should
> have created a better API instead of badly hacking it into libavdevice.

I did not say anything like that.

What i stated should be the obvious
if people feel what we have doesnt serve its intended goals then
it makes sense to write something that does.

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