[vlc-devel] Opus RTP raw audio decoder plugin patch

Yupeng Chang changyp6 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 12:18:13 CET 2013

Thanks for you explanation.
I understand this much clear now.

If so, I think it's better let the original Opus decoder writer to do the

It seems that all the problem lies in the current opus decoder.

On 2 December 2013 19:06, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:01:59 +0800, Yupeng Chang <changyp6 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Denis,
> > I read VLC code and finally understood the relationship between
> packetizer
> > and decoder.
> >
> > I think that to implement Opus Raw decoding, if we need a packetizer, we
> > should ADD OggOpus header in the packetizer instead of stripping the
> header
> > out.
> I think the packetizer/decoder separation does not fits well for RTP
> (de)packetization. That is not really what it was meant for.
> I also think that generating Ogg headers is a bad idea. It might help some
> decoder libraries in the short term, but it will likely create more
> problems down the line, notably with stream output. For instance the RTP
> output will need raw Opus too. Furthermore, decoder libraries really should
> be fixed to accept raw Opus; it is architecturally wrong to require Ogg
> headers at decode.
> I would rather suggest writing common helpers to strip the Ogg headers in
> the *demuxers*, that is to say Ogg and MKV. As Ilkka already wrote, I think
> the Opus FOURCC should be reserved to raw Opus. Indeed, from a quick glance
> at draft-ietf-payload-rtp-opus-01, I cannot see any critical out-of-band
> data that would need to be carried other than the maximum sample rate and
> channels count (both fit in es_format_t).
> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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