[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/6] ffmpeg.c: copy global metadata by default
Thu Nov 4 17:18:28 CET 2010
On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 11:18:49AM +0100, Tomas H?rdin wrote:
> 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.
I understand that, the point is that copying metadata unless told
otherwise is what most people would want/expect, therefore it should be
the default behavior.
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