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

Josh de Kock josh at itanimul.li
Thu Apr 26 00:29:57 EEST 2018

On 2018/04/24 22:46, Nicolas George 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.

I do not think that using code for that sake of using it is a good way 
to look at it. If anything, this should have never been added and a 
suitable external library should have been picked. Though, I will reply 
to the larger issue at hand later today.

>> 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.


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