[FFmpeg-user] -loop_input is deprecated use -loop 1 instead

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 02:10:51 CEST 2011

On date Sunday 2011-10-02 14:37:07 -0400, Andy Civil encoded:
> On 2011-10-02 12:48 PM, bat guano wrote:
> >Hi
> >It's a puzzle. ;-)
> >I found this reference in the man pages, but I don't really understand it.
> This is a complete guess, but see if it makes sense:
> "The authors are aware of the problems people have (frustration)
> when the names and/or function of options changes. In the future
> they will want to expand the loop input option from just one, to
> many frames. They are getting people to move over from "loop_input"
> to "loop 1" now in advance, in a way that doesn't actually break
> anything, so that in the future they can allow "loop <n>". So for
> everyone who's using "loop 1", their scripts continue to work."
> i.e.
> Phase 1: loop_input works.
> Phase 2: loop_input and "loop 1" both work, people switch over to new form.
> Phase 3: "loop n" works.
> result... new feature introduced without pain.
> As I said, just a guess...

Yes, in the meanwhile we forgot to properly update docs, feel free to
file a bug report against this one (or even better write a patch for
it) so the next fellow won't waste his time again.

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