[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH][RFC] add a list of generic tag names

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Dec 16 23:17:15 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:52:46PM -0800, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> Hi,
> On 12/16/2009 12:36 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 09:55:36PM +0100, Anton Khirnov wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 03:39:02PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>> Well, you probably are correct, it just felt more correct when i read
>>>> the change from ffmbc.
>>>> If you send a patch that reverts it ill approve it.
>>> OTOH artist is much more widely used in both containers and other apps.
>>> I'd say we add a compatibility hack to av_metadata_conv() that will set
>>> author from artist and vice versa, which will be removed on next major
>>> bump.
>> fine with me as well
> Yes, I also believe artist is much more widely used, that's why I changed 
> in the first place.
> Thanks Anton for the work on this, greatly appreciated.
> However I have a problem with changing author from artist and vice-versa.
> mov has:
>     case MKTAG(0xa9,'a','u','t'):
>     case MKTAG(0xa9,'A','R','T'): key = "author";    break;
> Clearly "ART" should be artist, however "aut" seems very much like author 
> to me, and only changing "ART" to artist makes sense.
> Waiting for a major bump to update it seems painful to me, especially when 
> the cleanup is really useful. I believe a minor bump should be sufficient.

yes iam fine with a minor bump

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