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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jul 28 10:11:57 CEST 2016

Le 2016-07-28 09:10, Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> In any case 3.0 is getting close to feature freeze (I think/hope). We
> need to solve this issue before it happens.

You can't solve it before it happens, because it's already happened. 
It's in VLC 2.2.4. In fact, the issue already existed in VLC 2.1 and 
earlier. User had to explicitly enable hardware acceleration, which 
stealthily and forcefully disabled threading. Now the user has to 
disable threading, which stealthily enables hardware acceleration. 
Either way, there is no automatic switch between hardware and threaded 
software decoding. And on Windows VLC, I think there never was.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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