[Ffmpeg-devel] Excessive default command line output
Wed Feb 22 22:51:37 CET 2006
On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 10:32:36PM +0100, Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
> On 2/22/06, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen <danchr at opendarwin.org> wrote:
> > To test a newly compiled FFmpeg, I just did a quick './ffmpeg' only
> > to find it pouring text into my terminal. Out of
> > % ./ffmpeg |& wc -l
> > 399
> > Are you developers quite certain *all* those lines contain
> > information relevant to the casual observer? Perhaps it would be
> > relevant to do what LAME does:
> > % lame --help |& wc -l
> > 23
> > % lame --longhelp |& wc -l
> > 158
> ... but your idea isn't bad, so as Diego said: you're welcome to
> improve the situation by sending a patch.
Maybe my mail could be seen as derisive, that was not the intention. I
have been working to reduce the default amount of text that MPlayer
prints to the console myself.
The help output could surely be cleaned up. Send a patch, I'll review
and commit it.
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