[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Revert "lavc/libx264: remap X264_LOG_INFO loglevel from AV_LOG_INFO to VERBOSE"

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 00:13:44 CEST 2012

On date Wednesday 2012-09-12 18:01:22 -0400, Derek Buitenhuis encoded:
> You should not need to enable verbose logging and all the output that comes
> with it in order to get things like the obtained bitrate from a first
> pass encode. Many things parse this output.
> Also, since it is marked as info in libx264, it should be marked as
> info in libavcodec as well.
> This reverts commit 911519caec2346fc7728bca9840ffc000e866161.

We discussed this on IRC, and since the new behavior is apparently
annoying to many users which rely on parsing ffmpeg/libx264 output,
I'm fine with reverting it.

BUT: I still find the log output issued by libx264 at the info level
pretty annoying (and decreasing S/N ratio), also since that info is
useful for parsing maybe an option should be added to put that info in
a log file rather than in the application log. This should be fixed in
libx264 I guess.
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