[FFmpeg-devel] add HEVC codec into flv format

Mike Melanson mike at multimedia.cx
Sun Jun 8 05:03:01 CEST 2014

On 6/4/2014 8:43 AM, Steven Liu wrote:
> Yes, I agreed with you :-D.
> There have lots of stupid people in markets , and lots of customer want to support hevc in flv.
> The largest problem is there have no spec or reference for it.
> Some people want to support the hevc with rtmp and so on now. Haha.

I want to back up a few steps here. What exactly is driving the demand 
for adding HEVC in FLV? You cite that there are customers requesting 
this feature. To what end? The #1 use for FLV (per my possibly myopic 
perspective) is to stream video to Adobe's Flash Player for playback. 
Thus, storing codecs that the Flash Player does not natively support is 
not useful.

Are these customers using FLV as a multimedia format outside of the 
Flash Player? I guess that's possible; I just find it surprising since I 
never hear anything but loathing for the FLV format from people outside 
of Adobe (and occasionally inside as well).

     -Mike Melanson

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