[Ffmpeg-devel] fps again
Mon Jan 29 11:32:56 CET 2007
Ignazio Castrogiovanni wrote:
> Is there another way to get fps from a video than searching how
> ffmpeg.cdone it?
You could read the specs of every format and codec you want to support,
and decode just the part of the file that you need. That re-inventing a
square stone wheel when ffmpeg is already a 12-cylinder turbocharged
grandprix engine... which yes, is complicated. But that's because all
multimedia formats *are* intrinsically complicated, plus there is the
requirement that tools be robust even in the face of corrupt files,
which complicates even more.
One may wish for a multimedia player useable by Joe Sixpack, and that's
a not unrealistic goal, indeed mplayer is mostly there for most files.
But a simple *API*? Its like asking for a car anyone can repair himself.
> This reminds me to dump_format()... and this is still too complicated!
> I'm sure that this field is somewhere but I can't find it.
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