[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Use file protocol to deal with bogus protocol strings

Rich Felker dalias
Thu Sep 27 23:49:54 CEST 2007

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:13:32PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > Another (maybe cleaner) solution would be to request the user to
> > specify the protocol string for ambiguos files such as foo:movie.mpeg,
> > which should then be specified as file:foo:movie.mpeg. Anyway in this
> > case ffmpeg should say something if it can't recognize the protocol
> > (for example: unrecognized protocol: foo), rather than simply negate
> > the existence of the file.
> what about enforcing the "://" separator?

I agree, this is the correct solution since it avoids using any
heuristics and cannot clash with valid filenames.


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