[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH] Soft target presets
Wed Nov 17 04:49:25 CET 2010
On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 01:30:44AM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Friday 2010-11-12 23:20:22 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 08:29:21PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > On date Friday 2010-11-12 20:13:59 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > > > On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 07:30:03PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > this should allow program presets of the kind:
> > > > > ffmpeg -i IN.flv -pre dvd-pal OUT
> > > > >
> > > > > which should deprecate the -target option and deliver more flexibility
> > > > > to the ff* tools.
> > > >
> > > > and break all other tools in the process by storing ffmpeg.c specific command
> > > > line options in preset files that are supposed to work with all libav* tools
> > > > The preset file is supposed to map things to AVOptions, and we even have
> > > > AVOptions for samplerate and so on or could have but you implement a way to
> > > > bypass all this and feed it back in the previous layer.
> > > > This is really ugly and broken
> > >
> > > Patch #8, ffmpeg specific presets should be prefixed by "ffmpeg-",
> > > same can be easily generalized to the other tools, this just
> > > implements a convenient way to provide complex presets through a
> > > bundled configuration file, rather than hardcode them.
> > >
> > > This would be very useful for specific targets (e.g. ipod, ipad, PSP,
> > > ...).
> > I agree its usefull and there exists
> > ffmpeg -i myfile `cat dvd_opts` outfile
> > -pre dvd_opts
> > is just 1 char less
> So why are we not shipping target-like presets?
lack of patch
> > what makes -*pre better than `cat X` is that its able to automatically adjust
> > the options based on codec and that its not ffmpeg.c specific but the presets
> > can easily be used by GUIs too.
> No, see acodec/vcodec/scodec.
If you try to indicate that the average GUI developer is too stupid to read the
codec out of AVStream/AVCodecContext and load the correct file then well i have
no comment ATM otherwise i didnt understand what you meant
> > None of this applies to what you implement in this patchset, thus i fail to
> > see the point of it compared to just using posix tools
> So what's the point of -target in the first place?
who knows ...
> Also not all
> shells/systems support the `cat X` feature,
true but practically noone is using the "shell" in these systems people use
GUIs there or cygwin/mingw with some more powerfull shell
> and IMO supporting that
> even in those cases is worth it, especially considering that the cost
> in complexity is low.
iam not objecting if people want it, i just object if only you want it ;)
because i think this is rather useless bloat
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