Hi Ian, question about the Media Framework. I don't know if you recall but at Google I/O we discussed using multiple simultaneous MediaCodec decoding instances. And recently I saw this new method in "M" release, MediaCodecInfo.CodecCapabilities.getMaxSupportedInstances() (http://developer.android.com/preview/api-overview.html#video
My understanding is that max number of instances isn't a very useful value because it depends on the amount of data being pumped through codec at one time.
Do you think it would be better to have a more flexible way to query capabilities, ie how much bandwidth the codec has? Is there still time to for MediaCodec API changes in M? (also is there a better forum for questions like this?)
UPDATE: Nevermind, I guess reading the docs is actually usefule. I just found http://developer.android.com/reference/android/media/MediaCodecInfo.VideoCapabilities.html