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<filter> is a placeholder for a filter name, without its prefix filter_. So <filter> for filter_smooth.so is "smooth". The <filter> name can be suffixed with #[0-9] to specify an instance. Some filters may be loaded multiple times with different parameters. If you don't care about the instance of a filter, use #-1 or just don't specify anything.

<string> depends on the filter, but mostly nowadays it is an optstr argument (see src/optstr.h:optstr_get())

Socket Protocol

To use the socket, start transcode with --socket FILE, then use
 tcmodinfo -s FILE 
to connect.

After each command, the server will write an OK or FAILED back to the client, depending of the success of the requested action.

load <filter> <initial string>
Load <filter> with options set to <initial string>. If you don't have an <initial string>, just pass '0' or leave it blank. The filter is enabled after loading.
Example:
load smooth
load smooth 0
load smooth#0 strength=0.9

config <filter> <string>
Configure <filter> with <string>. This will call the filters Close routine and will init the filter again with the new parameters.

parameters <filter>
Read available paramers from <filter> if supporte. The Output will be a CSV list of the following format. See FILTER PROTOCOL below.

preview <command>
Send commands to the `pv' Preview filter. The filter will be startet, if it is not already loaded. The filter has to be loaded with the `cache=NR' argument (NR == Cache Buffers)
commands:
draw <NR> - Will apply the Filter Chain
<NR> is an optional integer from 1 to 255, specifying on how many frames the filter will be run. If it is ommitted, it defaults to 1.
pause - Will pause the Filter
undo - Will restore the previous buffer
fastfw - Step 25 frames forward
fastbw - Step 25 frames backward
slowfw - Step 1 frame forward
slowbw - Step 1 frame backward
rotate - Save to an Avi in Passthrough-Mode (rotate AVI)
display - Disable writing to the preview Window. Do display again to reeanble it
slower - Slow down transcode (and preview speed)
faster - Speed up transcode (and preview speed). Please note you cannot gain any extra speed out of transcode when using this.
toggle - preview only every 10th or so image. This saves a lot of CPU time.
grab - Save a jpeg of the current buffer.

quit
Disconnect from the socket

help
Print available commands

version
Protocol version

enable <filter>
<filter> will be processed in the filter loop.

disable <filter>
<filter> will NOT be processed in the filter loop.

unload <filter>
Unload a filter completely. (not implemented)

list [ load | enable | disable ]
Query list of loaded, enabled or disabled filters. Output will be a CSV list like smooth, smartdeinter

Filter Protocol

  The first line is
  special, it contains various meta data about the filter.
  Syntax:
    name, comment, version, author, Capabilities, Frames needed
  Capabilities:
                  "V":  Can do Video
                  "A":  Can do Audio
                  "R":  Can do RGB
                  "Y":  Can do YUV
                  "4":  Can do YUV422
                  "M":  Can do Multiple Instances
                  "E":  Is a PRE filter
                  "O":  Is a POST filter
               Valid examples:
                  "VR"  : Video and RGB
                  "VRY" : Video and YUV and RGB
  Example:
     "filter_foo.so", "comment", "0.1", "no@one", "VRY", "1"


  All other lines describe one paramter per line. The output will be in CSV
  Syntax:
    name, comment, fmt, val, (...)
  Example:
   "radius", "Search radius", "%d", "8", "8", "24"

   name:    The name of the parameter (eg "radius")
   comment: A short description (eg "Search radius")
   fmt:     A printf style parse string (eg "%d")
   val:     Current value (eg "8")
   (...):   Always pairs: Legal values for the parameter
            (eg "8", "24" -- meaning, the radius parameter is valid
            from 8 to 24)

  More examples:
   "pos", "Position (0-width x 0-height)", "%dx%d", "0x0", "0", "width", "0", "height"
    "%dx%d" is interesting, because this parameter takes two values in this format
            so we must supply two ranges (one for each parameter), when this
            param is valid ("0", "width", "0", "height")

   "flip", "Mirror image", "", "0"
     This is a boolean, defaults to false. A boolean has no
     argument, eg "filter_foo=flip"

Example of the filter_yuvdenoiser.so
START
"filter_yuvdenoise.so", "mjpegs YUV denoiser", "v0.1.0 (2002-08-28)", "Stefan Fendt, Tilmann Bitterberg", "VY", "3"
"radius", "Search radius", "%d", "8", "8", "24"
"threshold", "Denoiser threshold", "%d", "5", "0", "255"
"pp_threshold", "Pass II threshold", "%d", "4", "0", "255"
"delay", "Average 'n' frames for a time-lowpassed pixel", "%d", "3", "1", "255"
"postprocess", "Filter internal postprocessing", "%d", "1", "0", "1"
"luma_contrast", "Luminance contrast in percent", "%d", "100", "0", "255"
"chroma_contrast", "Chrominance contrast in percent.", "%d", "100", "0", "255"
"sharpen", "Sharpness in percent", "%d", "125", "0", "255"
"deinterlace", "Force deinterlacing", "%d", "0", "0", "1"
"mode", "[0]: Progressive [1]: Interlaced [2]: Fast", "%d", "0", "0", "2"
"scene_thres", "Blocks where motion estimation should fail before scenechange", "%d%%", "50", "0", "100"
"block_thres", "Every SAD value greater than this will be considered bad", "%d", "1024", "0", "-1"
"do_reset", "Reset the filter for `n' frames after a scene", "%d", "2", "0", "oo"
"increment_cr", "Increment Cr with constant", "%d", "2", "-128", "127"
"increment_cb", "Increment Cb with constant", "%d", "2", "-128", "127"
"border", "Active image area", "%dx%d-%dx%d", "0x0-32x32", "0", "W", "0", "H", "0", "W", "0", "H"
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