RFC: Video decode acceleration API

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 20:01:13 PDT 2007

On 3/28/07, Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 21:31:12 +0200
> Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> > I haven't read your proposal yet (not awake enough anymore),
> > but you should definitly also ask the people from MPlayer,
> > xine and VLC. The API has to fit somehow into the architectures
> > of these three players. Otherwise it cannot be fully used.
> > And if those three aren't going to use it, noone will.
> On the second thought, maybe you should start with
> FFmpeg instead. It's _the_ video decoding library that
> everyone out there is using. Which means that if you
> want to have some success your API must be able to
> interact with FFmpeg. You might even use it as an example
> on how to design a proper API that supports many different
> codecs.

I would stick as close to the hardware as possible; most hardware
works similarly and it's easier to fit the software to the hardware
design generally.


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