[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add WebM to the Matroska demuxer name

Alex Converse alex.converse
Fri Jul 16 19:57:51 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Reimar D?ffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 07:14:38PM -0400, Alex Converse wrote:
>> >> Furthermore if you have a problem with a libavformat demuxer why not
>> >> fix it rather than maintain your own set of demuxers only for mplayer
>> >> that other players can't share.
>> >
>> > Because my time is not unlimited? Sorry, but that question is about as stupid
>> > as asking "why don't you just fix all FFmpeg bugs?".
>> > Or did you fail to notice that I _have_ been fixing quite a few issues
>> > in order to get there?
>> Good for you, I don't understand why FFmpeg is being asked to bend
>> over backwards for MPlayer's hacks.
> It isn't, I can just change the string in MPlayer.
> I'm saying there's a API and ABI change issue that I see a real chance
> of affecting real-world applications.

I'm saying it's not an ABI break, it's MPlayer (which doesn't even
build atm) abusing stings that were never meant to be invariant.

> If people don't care fine, but then we can just drop the effort of dealing
> with version numbers.
> If you just think it probably won't afffect enough applications to matter,
> fine as well, but please at least add something somewhere (like APIchanges,
> even if it isn't considered one) so that people have a chance to figure
> things out without having to read this list.
> And documenting that "name" is not really a name, particularly not in the meaning
> of a mostly stable identifier would be helpful, too.

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