[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: reset codec on receiving packet after EOF in compat_decode

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sun Nov 26 17:39:40 EET 2017

On 11/26/2017 12:19 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> James Almer (2017-11-26):
>> The old decode API is not scheduled for removal right now probably
>> because 99% of decoders need to be ported.
> I think this statement contains some confusion that is harmful to the
> discussion.
> There are two interfaces worth considering in this discussion: the
> application -> library interface, i.e. the avcodec_decode_*dio()
> functions, and the framework -> decoder interface, i.e. the decode /
> receive_frame / ... callbacks.
> When you are stating "because 99% of decoders need to be ported", you
> are referring to the framework-decoder interface. On the other hand, the
> misuse of the API that is at the origin of this thread is related to the
> application-library interface.

Yes, my bad. Got the public API and the internal callbacks mixed. So
ignore that part.
Guess then that the functions did not get a removal schedule because
they are still too ubiquitous downstream.

My second paragraph stands, in any case. I consider this a good chance
to get downstreams to migrate.

> We could deprecate avcodec_decode_*dio() right now even though the
> decoders are not all ported.

They are already deprecated. I assume you meant remove.

> Regards,
> _______________________________________________
> ffmpeg-devel mailing list
> ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org
> http://ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel

More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list