[vlc-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: disable threading by default

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sun Sep 16 18:44:33 CEST 2012

Le dimanche 16 septembre 2012 15:19:47, Sergio M. Ammirata, Ph.D. a écrit :
> People playing files should not be penalized for this bug.

It's not one bug. It's multiple bugs. And people playing should never be 
penalized for using default settings. It's really as simple as that. There is 
ample evidence in the fora, on Trac and on IRC that this is a major unfixed 
regression. It breaks multiple codecs (at least H.264, MP4V and MP2V) in a 
number of situations.

> Wouldn't it cripple the ability of many computers to decode h264 HD videos?
> That was the biggest achievement of this multithreading feature.

You can still enable the option manually. The point is: DEFAULT SETTINGS HAVE 

Should you have a concrete and more "selective" patch, you are very very very 
welcome post it as soon as possible.

> Perhaps it can be dynamic based on the input type and the GUI can display
> "Auto".

You are welcome to try.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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