[FFmpeg-devel] GoC 2008 and H264 SVC decoder

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Mar 24 15:07:18 CET 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 03:37:01PM +0200, Robert Marston wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 01:32:40PM +0200, Robert Marston wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi all
> >>
> >> I was wondering if it were possible to add a qualification task for an 
> >> H.264 SVC decoder for the FFMPEG project. This is something I am 
> >> interested in developing. I know Jakob Rieckh sent an email a while back 
> >> stating he was interested in doing this but from what I can tell he has 
> >> since changed his mind about the project.
> >>     
> >
> > We have plenty of bugs in H.264 which need fixing (see roundup, the
> > mailinglist and just ask here). Also we still need a AVParser for h.264 which
> > fixes up all timestamps exactly and correctly from H.222 input.
> > I think these things could be a qualification task.
> >
> >
> >   
> Would implementing the AVParser be useful 

Well strictly we have a AVParser for h.264 it just doesnt fix the timestamps.
And yes it would be usefull, h264 in mpeg-ps/ts needs it, currently it
produces random timestamps from the user apps point of view though

> and how simple a task would 
> this be? 

How simple would implementing a H.264 SVC decoder be which we could commit to
svn? (no code duplication, clean, fast, ...)

> Also I will take a look through the roundup to see what I can 
> do there.


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