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

Måns Rullgård mans
Fri Sep 28 00:11:09 CEST 2007

Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:

> 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.

I see nothing invalid about such filenames.  Sure, the double slash is
redundant, but not invalid.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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