[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fill unspecified AVCodec long_name fields

Justin Ruggles justinruggles
Sat Apr 26 01:34:26 CEST 2008

Alexander Strange wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2008, at 6:24 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> it has been a long and boring afternoon, I tried to choose the names
>> following as close as possible the indications in each file, reverting
>> to the multimedia wiki/wikipedia when that information seemed too
>> scarce.
>> I know maybe I didn't the better possible choices, for this reason I
>> would like every codec maintainer to review this patch and amend the
>> long_name I choosed for their codecs.
>> Also note that I left out some files (namely adpcm.c, libfaad.c,  
>> pcm.c)
>> because they require the modification of the macros used to create the
>> various codecs, which I'm leaving for another patch.
>> Best regards.
>> -- 
>> FFmpeg = Fucking Fast MultiPurpose EnGraver
>> <add-missing-long-names-00.patch>
>> +    .long_name = "Autodesc RLE",
> Autodesk, I think


>> +    .long_name = "ATSC A/52 / AC-3 (Adaptive Transform Codec 3)",
> Isn't that a bit too long? Do we care what AC-3 stands for?

I cannot find any references from Dolby giving the meaning of the
acronym, but the most popular seems to be "Audio Coder 3".  I'm in favor
of just calling it "ATSC A/52 / AC-3"


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