[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Adding support for OSX bundles to ffmpeg command line
Sat Mar 21 15:20:21 CET 2009
On Mar 21, 2009, at 6:53 AM, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> vmrsss <vmrsss at gmail.com> writes:
>> Wouldn't it be simpler and more flexible to have an env var FFPRESETS
>> which, if set, overrides the standard ~/.ffmpeg and /usr/local/share/
>> ffmpeg preset locations?
> Not overrides, precedes. The search order should be same as for any
> typical Unix application:
> 1. $FFPRESETS
> 2. ~/.ffmpeg
> 3. $prefix/share/ffmpeg
> I'm sure there some reason this wouldn't work on macos of course, it
> being from apple and all. I don't know what these bundles are, let
> alone how they work.
Ah. So that's it. You hate Apple, so anything that helps ffmpeg work
better on OSX is bad? That's a dangerous attitude for a tool that
purports to be a universal solution to video encoding. It's
unfortunate you felt the need to bring prejudice into a technical
Being as this is my first attempt at submitting a patch to ffmpeg, I
have to say that the response has been pretty disappointing and
surprising. FFmpeg is a great tool with an active support community. I
would have though the environment would be a bit less hostile. Oh,
well. I still like the tool.
For the record, using an environment variable is a better solution
(thanks to vmrsss for that). Maybe I'll try it at some point. But I
don't really have any more time for patch submission, so for now I'll
continue just using my existing customized version which is fine for
my use case.
chris at marrin.com
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