[Libav-user] Reference app with ffmpeg n1.2 libs that works on IOS ?

Lars Hammarstrand lars.hammarstrand at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 19:49:52 CET 2013

2013/3/30 Alex Cohn <alexcohn at netvision.net.il>

> On 30 Mar 2013 20:35, "Lars Hammarstrand" <lars.hammarstrand at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> If the crash is reproducible with FFmpeg, you don't need xbmc to test.
> > Sounds very good, but how?  With the ffmpeg tools (ffplay, etc) as a
> stand alone package directly on ios?
> Exactly. This makes search for the problematic commit much easier, and
> also helps to fix it.

Cool - didn't know that ffplay was able to run on ios "bare-metal" !! Ssh
to the device and start ffplay, just that simple?  Must test this at
once... :)

> Question. Most implementations of ffmpeg for ios I've found so far
> utilizes static ffmpeg libs (like xbcm do). Is there a known problem to use
> ffmpeg as dylibs on ios?
> Static libs are much easier in building, using, and debugging. Shared libs
> are cool if the OS supports easy ways to reuse them, and upgrade
> independently from the application that uses them, thus reducing the
> maintenance efforts (e.g. when a security patch is made for ffmpeg libs).
> Unfortunately, iOS does not provide such mechanisms. That's why shared
> ffmpeg libs are rarely used on this platform.
Ok, thanks. I'll guess that the apple devs are performing some non
disclosure magic to make their libs to function as dylibs...

BR Lars.
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