[FFmpeg-user] flame about confusing command line options.

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Tue Jan 5 15:43:21 CET 2016

I think in general a lot of problems with commandline software in general exist when the software begins to exceed the ability of a commandline to act as a workable UI.
Naturally there are reasons to provide serialised instructions to a piece of software, but in many cases that isn't really intended as a user interface, it's intended as an API. The discoverability of a CLI is near zero, and the lack of examples in the documentation doesn't help.
For many tasks, software with as many complexities as ffmpeg desperately needs a GUI.

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