[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv/master commit: fd1800a11 by Gavin Hurlbut (Beirdo)

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Thu Mar 8 21:58:57 UTC 2012

On Thursday 08 Mar 2012 14:46:00 Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 3/8/2012 14:03, Paul Harrison wrote:
> > What makes it even funnier is many of the
> > devs supporting this have in the past criticized ffmeg for changing the
> > command line parameters each version.
> No one has criticized FFmpeg for frequently changing the command line
> parameters.  

I hate to disagree, but a few years ago there wasn't a month that went past 
without  someone cursing ffmpeg and damning their developers to hell for 
changing their command line arguments yet again¹. The fact that this hasn't 
been the case lately is either because they stopped changing them² or because 
various ancillary MythTV applications no longer depend on the ffmpeg binary as 
they used to do.

¹ It happened so often that it wasn't funny, and what's worse is that they 
were usually just renaming arguments, not changing the functionality in any 

² This is probably the case since it broke so many applications so frequently 
that eventually they had to realise it was a bad idea.

Now all of the above is just about setting the record straight on ffmpeg, it 
shouldn't be taken as a comment on our particular situation.
Stuart Morgan

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