[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Proposal regarding cleaning up our samples collection
Wed Nov 5 00:17:18 CET 2008
On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 09:50:33PM +0100, Ivo wrote:
> As I mentioned recently on ffmpeg-devel, I have taken on the job of
> reorganizing and maintaining our samples collection at
> Before I actually start working on it, I want to share the following
> proposal with the developers on both ffmpeg-devel and mplayer-dev-eng. It
> has been based on the ideas put forward by Aurelien and Michael.
> Filename conventions: (  means optional, "" means literal )
> Accompanying text files will have the same filename with the .txt extension.
> Directory layout:
> all // contains all the actual files
> // All other directories contain symlinks to the files in all
> et cetera.
> In case there is a *.txt file, it will be linked from the same places.
> I could extend the hierarchy by subdividing the subdirectories further.
> For example:
> This will increase the number of symlinks dramatically, but makes it easier
> to find a certain combination of container and codecs.
> After we have settled on a common filename convention and directory layout,
> I will setup a framework of a few scripts and apply them to the current
> mess. After that, I'll keep maintaining the collection manually. I don't
> think a cronjob for automation is necessary, at least not anything beyond a
> script that sends me an e-mail when new files have arrived in incoming.
> Any comments, suggestions, opinions?
files can contain only video or only audio, they can contain more than
1 video or audio codec.
Also it likely makes sense to keep/have additional directores like
also mplayer and ffmpeg issue numbers have to be kept somehow seperated
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