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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Fri Jul 16 23:14:54 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 01:57:51PM -0400, Alex Converse wrote:
> 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.

Do what you want, but you can use that argument for anything.
Oh, we removed that function? Well it was never supposed to be there.
Someone at least document the "name" to say what they think it means, since
obviously it is neither what I originally thought (also out of lazyness)
it meant, nor does it have much to do with a name.

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