[FFmpeg-devel] change installation directory for ffpresets

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun May 16 10:11:42 CEST 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 03:19:47AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:
> > On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 22:01:52 (CEST), Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> >
> >> Presets are parsed and processed by ffmpeg the binary, shipping them
> >> with libavcodec looks a very bad idea (TM).
> >>
> >> Since presets files are processed by ffmpeg they need to depend on the
> >> ffmpeg version. For example we could decide to change the presets
> >> syntax, this would merely depend on the revnumber, and nothing on the
> >> library numbers.
> >
> > In practice, the preset syntax doesn't change. What does change is the
> > options and values it sets. Therefore in practice, the dependency of the
> > presets on the libavcodec package at least "feels" much stronger than on
> > FFmpeg.
> The presets cannot be processed by libavcodec and thus should not be
> that closely tied to it.

also, the presets can contain things for libavformat as well

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