[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] add colours to warnings and errors

Sebastian Vater cdgs.basty
Thu Apr 22 22:10:03 CEST 2010

Hi again Mans!

M?ns Rullg?rd a ?crit :
> Did you ask them?  FFmpeg currently prints:
> 1.  FFmpeg version and copyright.  This is impossible to silence.
> 2.  Build date and compiler version.  Impossible to silence.
> 3.  configure options used.  Impossible to silence.
> 4.  Version of all libs, twice.  Impossible to silence.
> 5.  Input/output stream dump.
> 6.  Frame counter.
> This usually amounts to 20-30 lines of useless information (most of
> the time it's just repeating what's already on the command line).  A
> one-line error message is easily lost in that jungle.
> IMO the default output should be cut down to substantially as most of
> that is only useful for debugging problems.  We'd obviously insist on
> running with -v 1 (or something) for bug reports.
What about adding a log level: AV_LOG_SILENT?

This will make ffmpeg act like cp, mv, etc. which only output sth. if
there's a problem.

Maybe we can even AV_LOG_SILENT be default and add a --verbose command
line switch? If not already there...

Just my 2 cents on this.


Best regards,
                   :-) Basty/CDGS (-:

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