[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Set input channel on vide4linuxwithchannel parameter

Silvano Galliani kysucix kysucix
Sat Oct 7 17:11:17 CEST 2006

Luca Abeni wrote:
> Hi Aurelien,
>> This feature is quite mandatory to use v4l in lavf...
> I dayly use a number of programs using video4linux(2) (some of them are
> based on lavf, others are not), and ffmpeg is only one of them. In my
> opinion, replicating the video4linux setup code in every one of those
> programs would be useless.
Imho it worst to force the user to install xawtv than to reimplement 
some simple and clean ioctl. It's like disabling audio volume on media 
players forcing user to install aumix just for the fear of code duplication.
Btw I use frequently video4linux too and I find absolutly not 
user-friendly neither usable applications lacking input or channel 
switching. I would prefer code duplication on complexity for user 
oriented application, which is the case of ffmpeg.


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