[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/6] ffmpeg.c: copy global metadata by default

Tomas Härdin tomas.hardin
Thu Nov 4 11:18:49 CET 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 11:13 +0100, Anton Khirnov wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 10:47:20AM +0100, James Darnley wrote:
> > On 02/11/2010, Anton Khirnov <anton at khirnov.net> wrote:
> > > copy global metadata by default
> > 
> > Why does the default behaviour have to be to copy metadata?  Why isn't
> > the default behaviour "do nothing"?
> Because the use cases when you explicitly don't want to copy metadata
> are far less frequent IMO.
> >How is using a negative file index obvious
> Because it's written in the manual?
> >or sensible?
> It's the simplest way I see.

I think what he's getting at is that if you have it not copy by default
and you always have to map to copy, then not copying doesn't require -1.
You'd just omit mapping to that file. Simpler syntax, but less likely
use case.

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