[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 01/24] avcodec: add color_range to AVCodec struct

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed May 2 00:06:17 EEST 2018

On 5/1/18, Vittorio Giovara <vittorio.giovara at gmail.com> wrote:
> --
> On 5/1/2018 4:39 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  libavcodec/avcodec.h | 1 +
>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>> diff --git a/libavcodec/avcodec.h b/libavcodec/avcodec.h
>> index fb0c6fae70..3a8f69243c 100644
>> --- a/libavcodec/avcodec.h
>> +++ b/libavcodec/avcodec.h
>> @@ -3433,6 +3433,7 @@ typedef struct AVCodec {
>>      uint8_t max_lowres;                     ///< maximum value for lowres
>> supported by the decoder
>>      const AVClass *priv_class;              ///< AVClass for the private
>> context
>>      const AVProfile *profiles;              ///< array of recognized
>> profiles, or NULL if unknown, array is terminated by {FF_PROFILE_UNKNOWN}
>> +    const enum AVColorRange *color_ranges;  ///< array of supported color
>> ranges by encoder, or NULL if unknown, array is terminated by
>>      /**
>>       * Group name of the codec implementation.
> While I appreciate this effort to remove the year-long deprecated J-pixel
> format, I have a feeling that this is not the right way to do it.
> I have no doubt that the code presented here works as expected, however
> adding YetAnotherField to the AVCodec structure is a slippery road. Namely
> only adding color range as an extra feature of the pixel format is
> incomplete.
> We should add every other single color parameter in this structure, insert
> the appropriate conversion filters (which swscale is not fully able to
> produce) and handle correct format negotiation across the chain, which is
> not exactly trivial (ie. which color space should be favoured? which one has
> a larger gamut? and so on).
> This creates a precedent that, I think, is bad API-wise and user-wise.
> I would rather keep the J-format around than creating a years long
> user-facing
> problem. Additionally having this field (or these fields if we are to
> include
> the other color properties) around makes the intrisic problem even harder
> to properly fix.
> I am aware that the goal of this patchset is not to properly support all
> color conversion properties, and it's just to being able to drop the
> J-formats,
> but I hope that this feedback will give a larger picture of the problem
> involved, that it will help you in making the right decision about this set.

Then why are they deprecated at all?

There is even warning displayed all the time.

Not mentioning that color range does not work at all unless explicitly

Because you are not proposing solution, and just complaining, I will
ignore this mail.

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