[openbeosmediakit] Re: 3ivx decoder and Haiku

  • From: Marcus Overhagen <marcusoverhagen@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:32:44 +0200 (CEST)

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?
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.

> > > 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 


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