[mythtv] FFmpeg 5.1 released

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 16:55:25 UTC 2022

On 7/25/22 21:54, David Engel wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 11:56:58PM +0000, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 5:28 PM David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
>>> Do you happen to know if it includes Aman's workaround for closed
>>> captions when using mediacodec?  I doubt it does.
>> It is not on the changelog (so I doubt it).
> The last I heard, [some of] the other, ffmpeg devs thought it was too
> hacky or something to that effect.  As I recall, it involves parsing
> captions using a BitReader before the audio/video gets passed to
> mediacodec (which ignores captions) and then attaching them to the
> appropriate packets when mediacode returns them.  I think the hard,
> inelegant, hacky part of doing it as an ffmpeg use is that it would
> likely require access to ffmpeg internals.
> David

FWIW, Leanfront uses exoplayer. Exoplayer uses mediacodec only, it has 
no software decode option, and it gets closed captions fine. I don't 
know how it does it. Exoplayer does its own parsing of the TS stream, 
and hands all decoding to mediacodec.


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