[FFmpeg-devel] [GSoC] Qualification task, simple ffserver implementation.

Stephan Holljes klaxa1337 at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 12 20:12:36 EEST 2018

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:35:45 +0200
> Stephan Holljes <klaxa1337 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> This patchset is a new simple implementation of ffserver for a new
>> repository. It is basically a port of https://github.com/klaxa/mkvserver_mk2
>> The self-implemented fifo buffers have been replaced by AVFifoBuffer.
>> Documentation on the architecture is present in a separate file.
>> Currently only matroska video and no configuration is supported.
>> These features are part of the future work to be done during GSoC.
> Doesn't look bad - definitely better than what we'd had if we had kept
> the old ffserver.
> I don't quite like that it appears to use the libavformat HTTP server
> (a thing which I question whether it really should exist), but whatever.

As far as I understand it was kind of intended for this specific use.
What would you suppose instead? Use another library? Run as a
webserver cgi thing? (Could that even work?)
Reimplementing the HTTP protocol clearly can't be the answer. I'm open
to suggestions.

> Documentation is a bit lacking.

Ok I will add more. What parts do you feel are missing that are most
important? (I found that usage is missing completely for example.

> Does the code assume av_fifo is thread safe? Because last time I
> looked, it claimed to be, but wasn't.

I think it does. Will add mutexes for locking them.

Thanks for the feedback!

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