[FFmpeg-devel] "avconv"

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sat Aug 13 23:46:39 CEST 2011

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 09:26:57AM +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 03:27:17AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > the last merge from qatar brought us a cloned ffmpeg.c called by them
> > avconv.
> > 
> On libav, ffmpeg is a deprecated avconv. The rename allows them to break
> command line compatibility (simplification of -map, drop
> -new{audio,video}, etc.). A warning is added in ffmpeg.c stating it is
> deprecated.
> > should we rename that to ffmpeg2 or ffmpeg0, ffmpeg.org or leave it
> > ?
> > 
> I propose to rename ffmpeg.c to ffmpeg0.c (providing ffmpeg0), and
> avconv.c to ffmpeg.c (providing ffmpeg).  ffmpeg0.c should warn about the
> compatibility break (let's keep the original message substituting the
> binary names).
> When libav will decide to drop ffmpeg.c, we'll just drop ffmpeg0.c
> The new command line API is interesting and I think ffmpeg should benefit
> it.

The thing iam sure about is that whichever of the 2 tools will be
better i will rename to ffmpeg.
But i cant say ATM which of the 2 that will be. It depends on many
factors, only time can tell.

The question is, what to call them until we know which of the 2 that
will be.


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