[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v8] lavf: palettized QuickTime video in Matroska

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 12:10:33 CET 2015

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Mats Peterson
<matsp888-at-yahoo.com at ffmpeg.org> wrote:
> Since the ff_get_qtpalette() function has to parse the video sample
> description in two different ways, i.e. 1) by using the in-memory
> private data when called from matroskadec.c, and 2) by reading from the
> file when called from mov.c, it has to use a separate variable for each
> of these sources. It may seem slightly redundant, but it is
> unfortunately necessary. I would prefer that nobody touches what I've
> been doing, since it's working fine right now, and it's very easy to
> break things if you try to "improve it". Believe me, I've been there.

Just to make it perfectly clear that there are no misunderstandings:
A shared utility function should offer one clear calling interface,
not two just because its convenient. Anything else is a maintenance

Patch not acceptable unless this is corrected.

- Hendrik

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