[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/codecs: extend documentation for thread_type option

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 19:06:55 CEST 2014

Based on avcodec.h documentation.
 doc/codecs.texi | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/codecs.texi b/doc/codecs.texi
index b5255cb..49c8669 100644
--- a/doc/codecs.texi
+++ b/doc/codecs.texi
@@ -1032,15 +1032,23 @@ Set the log level offset.
 Number of slices, used in parallelized encoding.
 @item thread_type @var{flags} (@emph{decoding/encoding,video})
-Select multithreading type.
+Select which multithreading methods to use.
+Use of @samp{frame} will increase decoding delay by one frame per
+thread, so clients which cannot provide future frames should not use
 Possible values:
 @table @samp
 @item slice
+Decode more than one part of a single frame at once.
 @item frame
+Decode more than one frame at once.
 @end table
+Default value is @samp{slice+frame}.
 @item audio_service_type @var{integer} (@emph{encoding,audio})
 Set audio service type.

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