pkendall64 at gmail
May 8, 2012, 9:10 PM
Post #83 of 85
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu [at] gmail> wrote:
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Paul Kendall <pkendall64 [at] gmail> wrote:
>> Would it be at all possible to keep the mythtv specific patches to ffmpeg
>> in the external directory so we can attempt to get them included in the
>> ffmpeg trunk? I know that some of them are very specific and not likely to
>> be accepted, but at least we'll have them available so it should be easier
>> to apply each time there's a sync going on.
> Well, I'll be working on that through this release cycle a bit. When
> I sync them, I basically do:
> a) remove all of FFmpeg
> b) add in new sync
> c) patch with the delta from before a) to the version of FFmpeg a) was based on
> d) fight with it until we find all the discrepancies
> e) update all our uses to match the new API
> It's a lot of juggling of branches and merging with squashes, etc.
> Rather fun... heh.
> However, I'd like to work on getting that delta earlier, and chipping
> off parts to send upstream to make it disappear over time. There are
> parts that likely never will go upstream though, but I'm sure parts of
> it easily can.
Yes, that's why I'd like to see the patches separated rather than an uber-patch
merge-of-doom style that happens once a release.
If they were individual patches more people could be involved in keeping an
eye on what's happening in ffmpeg and how changes there will affect the
Basically I'd like to get a bit more involved in this but it's quite hard with
just a pull of ffmpeg git and an uber patch.
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