[vlc-devel] [PATCH 01/11] decoder: use an object to create the decoder device

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Nov 9 02:17:01 CET 2019

Le vendredi 8 novembre 2019, 16:12:42 EET Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> On 2019-11-08 14:54, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > This works to create a device out of nothing, but presumably the goal is
> > to create a device out of an encoder, not nothing. So this does in fact
> > not work.
> No, the goal is to create an encoder out of a hardware device when
> possible (unfortunately named "decoder device") and fall back to
> software if it doesn't work.

From an architectural point of view, both options are possible, and I don't 
personally mind either way. But people use the (sout-transcode-)venc option, 
and it will get nasty if we need two agreeing options to select the encoder.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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