[openbeosmediakit] Re: 3ivx decoder and Haiku

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 00:08:53 +0200 CEST

Marcus Overhagen <marcusoverhagen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Axel Dörfler  <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > We planed to allow the user to configure which codec is chosen 
> > > for
> > > a particular format (from a list of codecs that support the 
> > > format),
> > > but nobody implemented it.
> > I remember that much, yes, but I don't remember how the initial 
> > (unconfigured) list is built - first in first rules?
> I don't know. Didn't you write that code?

Hehe :)

> However, I'm pretty sure that the configuration file is not used at 
> all.
> Only the data published by the codecs does matter right now.

Exactly, I meant to ask how it was supposed to be, not how it actually 
is at the moment :)

> > > > But some sort of priority expressed by the codec would be great 
> > > > anyway.
> > > I don't think this is a good idea.
> > As an initial hint, why not? As a codec writer, I should have a 
> > good 
> > idea about how good my codec is at parsing a certain stream?!
> It adds complexity. Each codec would have to publish for each format
> a confidence or priority level. I don't think that adding all this 
> does bode 
> well.

It doesn't add that much complexity, but I don't think we should do it 
for R1 if that would require any public API changes.


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