[Ffmpeg-devel] Removing decoders

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg
Mon May 1 20:47:54 CEST 2006


On 5/1/06, Ramiro Polla <ramiro86 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way to not compile any decoders? Using --disable-decoders in
> /configure still compiles them, just doesn't register.
> Since I'm making an application that will not use any standard decoder and
> demuxer (I'll register the only ones that will be used), I was thinking
> about not compiling them, thus making the output dll much smaller.
> And I want the program to use dlls, since I want to be able to provide them,
> and if anyone wants, they will have the possibility to compile their own
> dlls, and not require the recompilation of the program.
> Would that require a major work on the code (using #ifdef's and such for
> each codec), or is that already implemented and I'm just missing the correct
> configure argument?

AFAIK, it's a matter of a wide use of #ifdef where necessary.

No one has tacked the issue of converting existing code yet, however,
new code is supposed to honnor the "configure settings".

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