[vlc-devel] Re: ViXS transcoder integration: suggestions?
jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Sat May 6 11:04:47 CEST 2006
Joe Martin wrote:
> I'm looking for some advice on a video project - I'm using a chipset
> from ViXS to transcode video from MPEG2 into MPEG4 in realtime.
> I was originally planning on creating a new VLC encoder plugin and
> routing video into it with the existing transcode module. However,
> transcode.c sets up a decode stage as the first part of its output
> chain. Since the chip can take an elementary MPEG2 stream as input, I'd
> prefer the entire transcode cycle to happen on-chip.
> Would it be easier to just write my own stream_out module for
> hardware transcoding? Or should I pursue adding special cases to the
> existing transcode module. Any opinions are appreciated...
Writting your own stream_out module for hardware transcoding on chipset
seems like a sensible way to go. Try to use a generic interface to the
chip for instance V4L2 (linux) or dshow (windows).
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