Commit fbb75f64 authored by conrad's avatar conrad

add TODO file with tasks and ideas for improvement.

When implementing anything listed in this file, please update it by deleting
that entry, and include that as part of the commit that implements the fix.
parent 11051e2f
This is a loosely-categorized list of outstanding tasks and ideas for improving
liboggz and the oggz tools. When implementing any of these, please include an
update to this TODO file removing that task, in the same commit.
* add docs about auto gp functionality
* review: is all functionality covered?
* separate into intro/advanced topics
* rewrite intro so that newer, simpler functionality is covered.
Byte offsets
(See master branch for updates)
* provide the byte offset of the page each packet started on.
* remember the previous page offset when delivering the first packet ending
on a continued page.
* handle gp -1 (no packets finished) pages by not updating that
prev page offset
* do this per track, in case of bad muxing
Extended packet info:
* byte offset of the page that started this packet
* byte span of pages containing this packet, OR byte offset of the page
after the page this packet ends on (ie. byte offset of end of page the
packet ends on + 1)
* nr of pages this packet spans.
* split the state out? keep track of byte offsets
* allow snapshotting of seek/scan state
(See seek-rewrite branch for updates)
Keyframe seeking
* add seek_keyframe() (double-seek) function, using method from thread
titled "ogg double seek algorithm" to a11y list 18/11/2008 including
Ralph's corrections
* seek to a specific gp (not time)
* switch table to a vector
* seek_units (SET, CUR, END)
* add new public API call
* subtract file start / presentation time from duration
Large file offsets
* introduce seek_offset(), tell_offset() variants using oggz_off_t
interface, and deprecate oggz_seek(), oggz_tell()
* s/units/time/ throughout (or more explicitly "milliseconds" or
New seek API calls:
* next(), prev(), key(): seek to the next, prev or keyframe of this packet
* replace table implementation, allow NULL insertion
* use debug_printf() (eg. from libshcodecs) instead of #ifdef DEBUG
* dirac.c is included in tools/ in LIBS. Instead, include it
where it is actually used (by oggz_tools.c)
* rename all track-specific functions to oggz_track_*() ?
* add a function for getting the preroll of a track
* add a OGGZ_SORT option (flag w/ OGGZ_WRITE) which queues pages like
oggz-merge internally. Use this for oggz-merge (and libannodex ...)
* add low-level public functions to extract packets from a page?
(like in fix-eos)
* verbose operation in oggz-sort, oggz-merge etc. should print to stderr,
not clobber stdout
* use libexplain in tools, esp. oggz-chop logging errors.
oggz-sort, oggz-merge
* take pt,dt into account in oggz-merge, oggz-sort. See
* but first, make these tools reject Dirac streams
* new tool to add skeleton (though oggz-chop with no args does this)
(See chop-rewrite branch for updates)
* add Content-Duration header
* use get_duration() in oggz-chop
* if no subview, return length of file
* if supports byte range redirect, cache control section and return its
length. Print that, then sendfile() the control section.
Else, build, write and send the whole subview.
* use seek_keyframe() to find chop point, from which to accumulate headers.
Confirm same output as current version.
Error handling
* handle failed parse of query: redirect to canonical file rather than
producing output (for caching sanity), or reject the request?
* strip unknown parameters and redirect to canonical form?
Range requests
* handle Range requests
* add message header fields for Chopped-By, Encoded-By etc.
Multiple time ranges
* support multiple time ranges, convert to byte ranges
* Terminate when all tracks are at EOS, don't spin to end of file.
FastCGI support
* add a -p option to add padding, like rareware's oggenc2. This will need
to track page boundaries accurately, ie. when inserting tags, see if it
can be done inplace and do that if possible.
* is not using mkfifo
* add info to "oggz-dump --help" explaining how to interpret the info.
Point to RFC3533 for details. Explain serialno, and explain granulepos for
audio, Theora and Dirac -- ie. how to interpret keyframe.
* new tool: optimize the flushing on an ogg stream. Give limits on page
duration or size.
* validate skeleton
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