[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] remove drop timecode flag

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Sun Apr 15 19:56:52 CEST 2007

Rich Felker wrote:
> 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
>> it.
> 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.

That's a matter of personal interest, I don't think think it is hackish.

>>> 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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