[vlc-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] decoder: add more decoder device types

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jun 24 18:51:43 CEST 2019

Le maanantaina 24. kesäkuuta 2019, 8.31.45 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> These are types needed to move the decoder pools that exist in various
> display modules closer to the decoder.
> That means we need to make the decision early on which flavor of OpenGL will
> be used before the OpenGL display module is created. Depending on the
> platform used it could be VAAPI, VDPAU, DXVA2, OpenGL PBO (persistent and
> non-persistent).
> And to do that we need to create the "decoder device" using the es_format_t
> that will be decoded (so we can pick a hardware decoder or a software one),
> which contains the codec, profile and dimensions. When any of these change
> we will need to create a new decoder device (or check the one we have is
> compatible).
> ---
>  include/vlc_codec.h | 9 +++++++++
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/include/vlc_codec.h b/include/vlc_codec.h
> index 71f3e8439f..ec5d7e32af 100644
> --- a/include/vlc_codec.h
> +++ b/include/vlc_codec.h
> @@ -491,6 +491,9 @@ enum vlc_decoder_device_type

I don't see how/when OpenGL PBO or Vulkan-whatever would be used. If we have a 
hardware decoder, then it will be VAAPI or VDPAU or whatever already. And if 
we don'tm then the software decoder, won't know/care about the decoder device, 
and should anyway decode in main memory for performance reasons.

Basically what Thomas wrote.

I don't know about MMAL.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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