Bug#476384: Please port to new libmpcdec API

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Wed Apr 8 07:50:10 UTC 2009

Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at leat.rub.de> writes:

> Reimar Döffinger schrieb:
>> If MPlayer fails to build, configure should be updated to just disable
>> libmpc support. libavcodec is (and should be) used for decoding in
>> current MPlayer, libmpc is only still supported because MPlayer used a
>> different internal bitstream format that some people may accidentially
>> have saved e.g. into AVI files.
> No offense intended, I really have no idea about MPlayer internals, but
> it sounds as if MPlayer is not much more than a frontend to ffmpeg with
> the ability to load binary codecs as added value?

To some degree, that is correct. However mplayer also includes a bounch
of other libraries as well as some own demultiplexers (which overlapping
functionality with libavformat; you can even select between them on the
command line) and IIRC even some decoders.

Also keep in mind that ffmpeg has some limitations when it comes to
specialities like metadata or seeking features. There is of course much
room for improvement in ffmpeg here. And a lot of that is done, if you
just consider the traffic on the trunk branch or the number of granted
GoSC projects.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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