[FFmpeg-user] Aspect Ratios: DAR, SAR and Frame Size

Rio Kierkels riokierkels at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 17:47:28 CET 2014

On 13 January 2014 17:37, Ed Torbett <ed.torbett at simulation-systems.co.uk>wrote:

> > BTW, according to
> > this<http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-user/2014-
> > January/thread.html#19357>
> > no
> > one was top-posting replies (except the first question post).
> >
> I think you may misunderstand the term 'top-posting', so I thought I'd
> clear this up before anyone gets annoyed. Top-posting doesn't refer to
> 'top-level' in terms of the tree shown in the mailing list archive (which
> would occur if you removed the 'RE:' tag, and would also annoy people on
> mailing lists), but to where your response appears relative to the message
> you're responding to.
> For example, my response is below yours; this is bottom-posting. If I
> wrote my response above your original email, that would be top-posting.
> Top-posting is generally frowned upon in mailing lists because other
> mailing list users (who are not yet participants in the discussion) will
> generally start reading at the top of the mail and therefore have no
> context for what they are reading until they reach the original post,
> somewhere after all the replies. This forces readers to have to jump back
> and forth in the mail and makes understanding of both the original mail and
> the response more difficult.
> I am aware that many email clients default to top-posting - certainly mine
> (Outlook) does and it's not configurable. It's also a work computer, so I
> can't change client. Gmail and other clients do let you configure the
> position of the reply, but often it's easier to simply keep in your head
> that you're writing on the mailing list, and position your response
> accordingly.
> For further information on this, I recommend Wikipedia's article on
> posting styles, or this article: http://www.idallen.com/topposting.html
> Thanks,
> Ed
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Thanks Ed for clearing this up.
I hope this post is the way it's supposed to be done then.


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