[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] avformat/options_table: do not merge sidedata by default

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 25 17:33:26 CET 2013

On Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:45:50 +0100
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le primidi 1er frimaire, an CCXXII, Reimar Döffinger a écrit :
> > if it gets lost, and I lost the "fight" against side data anyway, so it would
> > be a silly place to start it again.
> For what it's worth, I fully agree with your analysis against side data.
> IMHO, creating files in a standard format but that are only playable by lavf
> is worse than refusing to mux them altogether: if compatibility is not an
> option, just use another format, one that has support of the corresponding
> side data.

I fully agree. So where's the valid use for "merged" side data, other
than applications that work only on FFmpeg and not on Libav and thus
are not packaged by some major distros?

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