[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: libdav1d AV1 decoder wrapper

Devin Heitmueller dheitmueller at kernellabs.com
Sat Sep 29 15:54:49 EEST 2018

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 6:04 AM Rostislav Pehlivanov
<atomnuker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd much rather go with the original intent which was to merge the decoder
> into lavc.

Ronald can correct me if I'm wrong, but I suspect a key goal behind
the decoder was to have a standalone library which could be shared
across a variety of projects (both open and closed source).  Merging
it in directly will create a maintenance headache as the two source
trees diverge.  It also makes unit testing more difficult, since
Ronald/VideoLAN can write unit tests for the library (which will
presumably be consumed by a number of projects/products) and be
confident that those same unit tests apply to the version that is used
by ffmpeg.

I don't think having libx264/libx265 out of tree hasn't been a
nightmare for anyone.  I don't think this case would be any different.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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