[FFmpeg-user] Resizing ffplay window with fixed aspect ratio

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Fri Dec 23 19:42:34 EET 2022

On 12/22/2022 3:04 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:

> On 12/22/22, Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:
>> While ffmpeg is quite useful, there are better free players than ffplay*
>> (often built on the ffmpeg libs). And for some purposes, there are better
>> open-source info tools than ffprobe.

(Note the use of "for some purposes" there indicating that the assertion may 
not be, or probably isn't, true for all cases. This is called "expressing an 

> That is doubtful, citation needed.

For players, and there are probably hundreds, as I'm sure you know VLC is 
quite good and does an excellent job for a great many people (and uses parts 
of ffmpeg). Tell us why ffplay is _better_ (in general and in specific); 
from what I can tell, it never rates in any of the "top 10" lists of players 
whereas VLC is usually in the top 2 or 3.

(there are more)

Next, please explain why ffprobe is superior to all the others instead of 
just saying "This is doubtful."? There is no doubt to me and my colleagues 
that MediaInfo is often more usable (or "better") that ffprobe - we've found 
it gives much better control of the output and has a GUI for those that want 
it. GSpot has been quite useful but is considered old now. There's also 
AVInaptic. Then there are some non-free ones. If those are inaccurate, well, 
citation, please.

unfortunately, there aren't a lot of comparisons out there

> You are still trying to be truth teller, but fail badly.

Citation and explanation, please; both on "trying to be truth teller" and 
"fail badly". And then explain how an opinion can be "wrong".

Paul, there's no point trying these silly games. It seems that whenever you 
disagree with anyone, you try to insult them; that's antisocial and doesn't 
help anyone. Oh, and please don't bother to add "You should be banned.", 
that would be tiresome and we've heard it before.



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