[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Avoid using the term "file" and prefer "url" in some docs and comments

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Thu Dec 8 22:49:56 EET 2016

> Although this is a trivial patch, approximately 7 hours between sending
> a patch and applying without feedback isn't enough time. At least 24
> hours would be preferrable.
> This patch seems unnecessary and I prefer the previous syntax. "URL"
> has a strong networking connotation. This change may confuse some
> users: a few may ask if the tools work with "files" in addition to URLs.
> If we want to go full neckbeard then URI may be more generic, but no
> normal human would know what that means.
> Lastly, and unimportantly, "url" should have been capitalized in
> the descriptive texts.

You forget another very important point:

What FFmpeg accepts are not URLs, especially with the file protocol, but
URL-like sblurbs that do not respect any standard.


  Nicolas George
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