[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Disable faad, lower priority of decoder below avcodec

Måns Rullgård mans at mansr.com
Wed Jun 30 14:28:59 CEST 2010

"Rémi Denis-Courmont" <rem at videolan.org> writes:

> On Friday 25 June 2010 22:42:46 Rafaël Carré, you wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:29:01 +0200
>> Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
>> > To me, it sounds like we should remove the plugin completely instead
>> I was removing faad from extras/contrib/src/Distributions/* and I
>> noticed maemo.mak says:
>> "#.faad -> way slower than libavcodec"
>> Did you try a fixed point build for faad?
> No.
>> afaics ffmpeg decoder is float only so perhaps it makes sense to keep
>> faad for targets without FPU
> N900 has a hardware FPU, as far as I know, though it is not as fast as the 
> ALU(s).

N900 has a Cortex-A8 core, which has a slow scalar FPU and a fast NEON
unit.  FFmpeg uses NEON in AAC.

Måns Rullgård
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