[FFmpeg-user] ordering of default codec?

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 00:37:46 CEST 2012

On 7/31/12, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that ffmpeg puts codec "priority" (if you can call it
> that) in a slightly different order than I'd like it.
> for instance
> $ ffmpeg -i yo.mpg -c:v libx264 -an nul.mp4
> encodes by default to aac.
> If I have both libfaac and libfdk-aac, it chooses the "default" as
> libfaac, even though it seems to me like libfdk-aac would be higher
> quality, and so should be "chosen first."
> I don't think that changing their ordering on the configure line helps.
> Anybody else have any information they could share with me on this? Or
> is a patch that "orders default codecs more by quality" something I
> should try and come up with?

It is called alphabetical order.

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