[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v6 0/1] avformat: add Software Defined Radio support

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Fri Jun 30 20:40:53 EEST 2023

On Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 04:38:46PM +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jun 2023, at 16:08, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Also as said previously, If there is at least a 2nd developer working
> > on this then we could & should move this to a seperate libraray (libavradio)
> Why wait for a 2nd dev?

It is significant work
And if there is no 2nd developer interrested then for whom am i doing that
work ?

The sdr code as it is currently, is usefull to end users. (already as it is
with the bugs it still has but as these get squished it will become more
If its changed to a libavradio, the end user wont gain anything. Its
developers who may gain, but if there is no 2nd developer interrested then
well. I may be misunderstanding why iam being asked to do this work

Does anyone want to use libavradio ?
If yes, please volunteer to help create libavradio
If no, please do not ask for someone else to create something you do not intend to use

Also what is meant by a seperate libraray exactly by people is not clear to me
I can create a libavradio similar to libavformat and libavdevice
I fail to see the point of doing that but i can do that
so the code keeps the same demuxer interface and is used the same way
by players.

If people want me to create something else, I have to point out that
sofar noone explained what that would be. Or how that would interface
into the rest of the ecosystem.
I have no idea what use cases people have in mind, i have no idea
what APIs people have in mind.

I mean, if someone sees the demuxer and thinks
darn i wanted to use this for X but i cannot because Y. And then goes on explaining
X and Y and the suggestion for a seperate library, thats something to look into but
I dont think we had these suggestions.


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