[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] remove drop timecode flag
Sun Apr 15 19:53:48 CEST 2007
On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 07:49:03PM +0200, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 06:05:21PM +0200, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> >>> either way theres no reason why ffmpeg should behave like that so the
> >>> consequences claimed by the text dont apply ...
> >> Why removing the POSSIBILITY to behave like that if the user wants to?
> >> That justifies a fork.
> > There are all kinds of idiotic things that stupid users might want to
> > do, making slightly or even seriously nonsensical files just because
> > some crappy legacy implementation writes files that way. Should we
> > include support for every possible nonsensical thing? There are
> > probably also encoders which generate P frames but with all the
> > macroblocks being I blocks; should ffmpeg have a "feature" to do
> > something stupid like that too? Of course not!
> Drop frame timecode system is useful. I use it, NTSC Broadcasters use
That does not make it useful. If there's another tool that can do the
same thing, then it's redundant. And since it's ugly and hackish, it's
worse than useless then.
> > then ffmpeg should only generate the
> > correct way and not support generating the incorrect one. Of course it
> > should be able to handle files from foreign sources that were
> > generated in the incorrect way, but it doesn't have to make more bad
> > files!
> Those files are correct.
Only in some perverse sense.
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