[gst-devel] Fwd: Re: [UCI-Devel] Re: [matroska-devel] Re: Common Opensource codec API

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Mon Jun 30 00:23:13 CEST 2003


On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 02:38, Cyrius wrote:
> See I think the different operations like filters
> and muxing should just be subsets of the message
> space.

This was my idea exactly. The muxing/codec operation subsets themselves
should be described in the protocol, too, but shouldn't introduce any
new features or methods, they should just implement a specific way of
using the generalized methods for their specific task.

> One of the reasons I was advocating a system with
> 2-way communication at each level was to do things
> like have an app request an operation that a filter
> does not support, and have the filter propose an
> alternate operation by calling back other parts of
> the system for more info. Thus programmers would be
> free to do what they think is best for their code to
> serve each message request.

Let's first keep it simple. ;).


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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