[FFmpeg-user] Minimum configuration settings for ffprobe-only

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Mon Mar 31 17:29:02 CEST 2014

Eugene Gekhter <egekhter <at> pixcel.com> writes:

> > Apart from what James wrote (which is 100% correct):
> > Why do you think ffprobe knows what kind of files
> > ffmpeg can decode?
> I would guess because all the decoding libraries are 
> dependencies?

(There is only one decoding library, it depends only in 
a few cases on external libraries.)
What I meant was that just because ffprobe tells you 
what's in a file doesn't mean ffmpeg can decode it: Think 
of interlaced vc-1 before this was implemented.

Carl Eugen

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