[pjsip] Bug in H264 decode buffer size

Bill Gardner billg at wavearts.com
Fri May 23 14:34:05 EDT 2014

I agree with you, ideally the decode frame buffer size should be 
determined from the max_mb field (which is already in the level_info 
array) corresponding to the profile level specified in the codec table, 
without regard to the size or frame rate in the codec table. That would 
allow the user to specify a small image for transmission, while allowing 
a larger image to be received, which happens in continuous-presence 
conferencing. Right now the code doesn't permit receiving a larger image 
than you are sending.


On 5/23/2014 12:50 PM, Eeri Kask wrote:
> On Thu, 22 May 2014 14:58:40 -0400, Bill Gardner wrote:
>> It worked for me. I've set the default at 720x576 and I'm able to
>> connect to a 4CIF endpoint at level 3.0. Note that find_highest_res
>> calculates the maximum picture size in macroblocks not by reading a
>> constant from a table (which it probably should do) but by reading the
>> max macroblocks per second and dividing it by the frame rate in the
>> codec table. So if you set the frame rate too high for the profile level
>> it would use a smaller picture size than maximum.
> This creates more questions:  is this locally specified fps used for the
> decoder buffer length calculations here above?   (Locally set fps has
> nothing to do with the frame rate the distant endpoint is using while
> encoding, which seems unknown to us at that time:  so the size of the
> local buffer depending on locally set fps to whatever value, which is
> aimed for decoding distant endpoint-sent stream, is this really correct?)
> Though, setting the buffer size by specifying maximum frame size in
> codec_desc[] in ffmpeg_vid_codecs.c is going to be ok as long as nobody
> programmatically changes this; this datastructure seems open to API
> access.  Why not tabulate these maximum frame sizes in level_info[] in
> vid_codec_util.c as well?
>      Eeri Kask
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