[openbeosmediakit] 3ivx decoder and Haiku

  • From: "David McPaul" <dmcpaul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 16:33:58 +1000 EST


Just thought I would let everyone know I spent some time this weekend 
porting the 3ivx decoder to the Haiku media kit.

It went quite well with only a few adjustments that needed to be made.

The main problem I had was that the new codec code seems to be 
expecting the avi fourcc to be swapped using B_SWAP_INT32 and this is 
different to the R5 media kit.

Seeking seems to not work correctly but I think that is currently an 
issue with the extractor not yet implementing seeking yet.

Since the 3ivx decoder handles many different MPEG-4 content it clashes 
with the avcodec and the codec's it registers for.  Are we looking at 
adding functionality to let the user choose the decoder using some sort 
of priority or niceness factor?

But hey, my 3ivx movies play under Haiku and thats exciting :-)


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