[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Support for loading any MFT in case video format is not found from the hardcoded list

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Mar 13 13:06:33 CET 2018

Le 13 mars 2018 10:36:00 GMT+02:00, Teemu Ikonen <kunteemu at gmail.com> a écrit :
>Hi, I understand your concern. As far as I see the MFT plugin for VLC
>simply a way to use the proprietary implementations in Windows so
>technically this patch changes very little, just makes it more
>On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:09 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>
>> Hi,
>> I don't personally like this patch because it opens a whole for
>> proprietary and for non-portable codecs.
>> I don't have a technical objection though. I do not know MFT much
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>> Remi Denis-Courmont
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It is more than a little different. The current MFT plugin allows for proprietary implementation of known existing codings. For all or almost all of them, we already have at least one open source implementation. Support for  arbitrary FOURCCs means entirely new codings.

There is also a potential safety/security hazard here, as this may cause conflicting FOURCCs reservation, I guess.
Remi Denis-Courmont

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