[Ffmpeg-devel] question on submitting changes ...

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Thu Aug 11 10:11:57 CEST 2005

Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
> Hi,
> On 8/10/05, Brown, Mike <mikeb at vibephone.com> wrote:
>>I've made a small change to ffmpeg to allow ffmpeg to process Microsoft WMV
>>format files that contain script streams (aka command media).  This change
>>allows the files to be processed but ignores the script stream.
>>I'm new to ffmpeg and since the mplayer docs are offline I don't have
>>information on the details of submitting changes back to ffmpeg.  If this
>>functionality is of interest would someone let me know the procedure for
>>submitting the changes?
> Make a unified patch against current CVS:
> diff -u old.c new.c > patch.diff
> will for example give you a patch to go from old.c to new.c
> Don't forget to re-read your patch so that you don't make some
> whitespace changes.
> Guillaume
The easiest way to make a diff against cvs is:

cd <ffmpeg top> [the one where configure is]
cvs diff -ub <path>/<file>.c [e.g. libavcodec/avcodec.h] > patch.diff

Post it as an attachment, specifying [PATCH] in the subject

Michel Bardiaux
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