[openbeosmediakit] Re: 3ivx decoder and Haiku

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:50:29 +0200 CEST

Marcus Overhagen <marcusoverhagen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > 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?
> Priority or niceness isn't a good idea.
> > IIRC that's the plan, although I don't exactly remember how it was 
> > planned - we've changed plans at least once there :)
> 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?

> > 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?!


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