[FFmpeg-user] Human-readable size...

Bryce Utting butting.mp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:21:24 CEST 2011

Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 01:10, Bryce Utting<butting.mp at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Well, for one thing it's not usually humans who are reading that output.
> Oh really? How about people who download WinFF to convert videos which
> spawns ffmpeg to a command line window?.
> At least, an extra switch for human-readable size values should be
> offered as an option, that way it wouldn´t break current programs that
> parse ffmpeg´s output, but users of ffmpeg front-ends like WinFF could
> add the extra switch to the passed parameters and enjoy human-readable
> values...

Sounds like an excellent idea for the front-end application to 
implement: after all, it's responsible for presenting data (as it sees 
fit) to the end user.

Messing about with that formatting at a deeper level (ie., within 
ffmpeg) is simply asking to break every other front-end application, 
which isn't a win for anyone.


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