[FFmpeg-trac] #6614(avutil:new): Set timecode to "now"

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Fri Aug 25 00:35:48 EEST 2017

#6614: Set timecode to "now"
             Reporter:  rbotman   |                     Type:  enhancement
               Status:  new       |                 Priority:  minor
            Component:  avutil    |                  Version:  unspecified
             Keywords:  timecode  |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:            |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0         |
 Setting the timecode for writing currently requires specifying the start
 time as a string:

 -timecode hh:mm:ssSEPff

 It would be convenient in non-programming applications if the timecode
 start time could be specified as "now", which would be interpreted as the
 system clock time at runtime.

 To be comprehensive, perhaps the "now" argument could have an optional
 trailing character to indicate drop or non-drop timecode. For example:

 -timecode now;
 -timecode now:

 I'd suggest that omitting the trailing character would default to non-

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/6614>
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