[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/3] lavf: identify MP2 as a distinct container from MP3

Tobias Rapp t.rapp at noa-archive.com
Thu Dec 22 10:03:55 EET 2016

On 21.12.2016 20:50, compn wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:51:18 -0600
> Rodger Combs <rodger.combs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Dec 21, 2016, at 02:27, Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 2016-12-21 5:48 GMT+01:00 Rodger Combs <rodger.combs at gmail.com>:
>>>> This allows us to report the correct codec ID here
>>> Just curious: What does this fix?
>> Reporting in ffprobe, or when using lavf as a library. Some devices
>> and decoders either refuse to decode MP2, or need to be told that the
>> input is MP2 as opposed to MP3 ahead of time. This also means we'll
>> write the correct ID when remuxing.
> if mp2 is a problem, i would rather make it more difficult for the user
> to encode mp2. by defaulting to mp3 and / or printing a warning message
> about mp2. honestly i cant remember any good coming from someone using
> mp2.
> mp2 is dead, long live mp3.

This might be true for home use scenarios but MP2 still has usage in 
some (legacy) broadcast environments. I agree that the FFmpeg-internal 
MP2 encoder seems optimized for speed rather than for quality, the 
TwoLame encoder is quite good, though.


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