[FFmpeg-devel] Deprecation of visual output devices

Josh de Kock josh at itanimul.li
Wed Sep 27 18:31:37 EEST 2017

On 27/09/2017 16:28, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 2017-09-27 17:21 GMT+02:00 Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li>:
>> On 27/09/2017 16:17, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>> 2017-09-27 17:15 GMT+02:00 wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com>:
>>>> On Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:08:06 +0200
>>>> Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 2017-09-27 15:18 GMT+02:00 Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li>:
>>>>>> There is no point of having these output devices as all the
>>>>>> functionality is contained in the 'ffplay' tool.
>>>>> I use at least sdl and opengl regularly for tests that cannot
>>>>> be done with ffplay.
>>>> How does it make sense to use those for testing
>>> FFplay only supports a limited set of pix_fmts,
>>> contrary to those devices.
>> So if there is pix_fmt parity then I can remove OpenGL, and SDL2?
> No, but you can mark my argument as obsolete.

I see no reason to bring parity to ffplay then.

>> This should be simple enough.
> Sure?
> I was more under the assumption that this is simply impossible.
> (Until SDL3)

Why would it be impossible? I don't see how the OpenGL, SDL2 device
could support more pixel formats than FFplay when they *all* use SDL2.


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