How to add custom hardware codec to Android Framework?
This article explains about media architecture in Android platform and thereby explains the steps to add your own vendor specific hardware encoder/decoder to the Android framework as OpenMAX components.
What is a codec?
A codec is hardware device or a computer program which process input data into output data. A codec that encodes a data stream or a signal for transmission and storage, possibly in encrypted form is called encoder, and the decoder function reverses the encoding for playback or editing. Codecs are widely used in applications such as video conferencing, streaming media, and video editing applications. Following are the few different types of video codec : H.264 Encoder and Decoder, MPEG Encoder and Decoder, MJPEG Encoder and Decoder.[Read More]