[FFmpeg-devel] [GSoC] FFserver further development direction

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Wed Apr 25 16:13:26 EEST 2018

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:46:09 +0200
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Stephan Holljes (2018-04-24):
> > The consensus seems to be that there are more disadvantages in using
> > the http server of libavformat than there are advantages.  
> I completely disagree. There is no point in having the HTTP server in
> libavformat if it cannot be used to implement exactly that kind of
> thing. Implementing ffserver with it is just the test bed that it
> requires to become mature.
> The HTTP server in libavformat was accepted three years ago, and you
> worked hard for it. Do not let people tell you it was for nothing. They
> had their chance to discuss this three years ago.

Sunk cost fallacy, and future maintenance overhead.

> > This arose partly out of the discussion that there is no way to get a
> > connected peer's address through the public API (as the filedescriptor
> > is hidden in private structs).  
> Well, then, let us add the functions that are needed in the public API.
> It does not seem that difficult to design.
> Regards,

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