[FFmpeg-devel] RFC: setting format parameters from the URL

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Thu Apr 10 21:29:15 CEST 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 21:19 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Your system is passing an opaque string. How should a GUI support that?
> Or anything but a command line tool?

I'm pretty sure he didn't intend to replace current options with the
string. A fullblown GUI probably wouldn't use it. The use would be to
allow programs that have only a minimal amount of FFmpeg-specific code
to still expose the FFmpeg options to the user.

> How and where is this string parsed?

In FFmpeg. His goal is to expose most options to the user even if the
application does nothing more than pass a simple string to FFmpeg.

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