[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Adding support for OSX bundles to ffmpeg command line

Chris Marrin chris
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:
> 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.

Thanks anyway...

chris at marrin.com

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