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

Måns Rullgård mans
Sat Mar 21 15:40:58 CET 2009

Chris Marrin <chris at marrin.com> writes:

> 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
> discussion.

It's not prejudice, it's experience.  We have far more obscure
problems with Apple than any other system.

> 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.

FFmpeg is great *because* we are strict with what we accept.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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