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Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009

Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:38:36 -0600

Dave Chapman wrote:
> Now that Rockbox is starting to work on a new generation of targets
> with faster CPUs, alternative video codecs seem plausible - so working
> on the video playing aspects of Rockbox would be a nice improvement,
> and potentially a lot more than a summer of coding.
There's definitely room for a few projects here.

Though we'd want some decisions in advance, I assume. Do we want one
plugin per video codec (seems like it'd be quite awkward), a video
plugin that can load other video codecs, or video integrated into the
main playback system.

So the plugin itself probably needs an overhaul, then various video
codecs could be added and optimized independently (possibly if someone
was interested, they could just chop out the mpeg codec in mpegplayer,
and add support for a different video codec as a separate plugin for the
time being until a multi-codec architecture exists) as well as adding
support for the many container formats encountered in the wild.

Subtitle support and multi-audio for videos probably goes with adding
certain container formats.
Received on 2009-01-20

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