[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [PATCH] mpegvideo remove fourcc upper case conversion

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Wed Aug 23 21:19:03 CEST 2006

Rich Felker wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> And you've just proved to us that a strict container leads to the
>>> exact same hacks!!
>>> Rich
>> Which ones ? Did I talk about something else than 3gp/mp4 here ? Those
>> don't need ugly hacks. "Maybe right for mov" thats what is written.
> I mean: "You cannot put whatever fourcc in it, that's just non
> standard." Since people apparently _do_ put whatever fourcc they want
> in it, the same happens with mov/mp4...

Well, people always do something stupid, and using workarounds is just
blessing this attitude AND that would proves that fourcc is just useless...

However, this brings the nice idea of probing codec instead of relying
on 4 bytes.

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