[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Wildcard and catalog image sequences

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Mon Sep 4 15:02:11 CEST 2006

Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> [snip]

Well, the renaming of the API has been done, now we can proceed with the 
changes to sequences themselves. We were waiting for comments, but none 
seem to be coming. The decision to make now is a choice between:

A. Drop support of %-sequences for input, in favor of @url with the 
special case @-; relying on the shell for wildcards and numbering (using 
seq). This breaks existing scripts, notably php, and is asymetric w.r.t. 
output sequences where only % can be supported.

A var 1. Since only cataloged sequences are supported, the @ sign is not 
really necessary. But the difference between input and output sequences 
becomes even more confusing.

B. Keep %-sequences for input and output, add @-sequences (incl. @- for 
stdin). This respects existing scripts, but will be more code.

Overall I tend to favor B. What do you think?

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