[FFmpeg-devel] About the future of component registration APIs

Yu Xiaolei dreifachstein at gmail.com
Wed May 9 15:38:04 EEST 2018

I noticed that commit 7e8eba2d87 deprecated avcodec_register and there was
some disagreement on this issue. Will there be some sort of replacement for

We want to build ffmpeg in a way that only the most frequently used
components are shipped initially and others are downloaded on demand. This
can be implemented for now with a custom link step but will be impossible
if this API were removed.

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