[vlc-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: allow hardware decoding with multithread for FFmpeg

Steve Lhomme robux4 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 18:38:43 CEST 2016

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> Le keskiviikkona 27. heinäkuuta 2016, 16.43.26 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>> The context is protected by a mutex.
> What is protected by a mutex? The VLC state is not the problem here.
> FFmpeg developers say hardware acceleration with threaded decoding is not
> supported, especially not on Windows. In fact, I reckon Windows is the primary
> motivation for not supporting it. Depending on FFmpeg version, it either fails
> or prints a stern warning.

Working fine on all the UWP builds we've been doing for a while where
this patch is already applied.

Who's the authority at FFmpeg on this ?

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