[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Do not allow -b to override -ab

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 18:49:42 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 01:09:41PM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Clément Bœsch <ubitux <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > > I understand why the meaning of "-b" was changed, but I don't think users
> > > can expect this.
> > > Fixes ticket 491.
> > 
> > Why not raise a temporary warning when using -b instead?
> I am not against this, but I ask myself in which situation it helps that the
> meaning of -b was changed so it affects both video and audio?

Well, as you know it was for consistency purpose. What can be done is
simply raise a warning when -b is used AND there are both audio and video
streams, and point out that using -b:a or -b:v is more appropriate.

> After all, media files with identical bitrate for audio and video are rare...

If this is confirmed maybe -b might be changed to have 'a' or 'v' flag

Clément B.
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