[FFmpeg-cvslog] r20822 - in trunk: ffmpeg.c ffplay.c

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Dec 20 14:08:56 CET 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 11:03:11AM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 02:01:45AM -0200, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> > By the way I agree with Stefano. FFmpeg prints out the whole help
> > which is big enough to exhaust a console's buffer and the last lines
> > of help don't really help much...

if help exhaust the buffer this is a seperate problem because it makes
help kinda hard to use especially for unix newbies

> > 
> > Patch attached. Help on wording is welcome.
> Even better would be to print a really short help, to remind the
> user in case the generic syntax has slipped and they need a reminder.
> E.g.
> "Basic usage:
> ffmpeg -i <input> -vcodec <video codec> -acodec <audio codec> <output>
> Use -h to get full help or even better read the man page"

s/read the man page/run 'man ffmpeg'/
and yes

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Old school: Use the lowest level language in which you can solve the problem
New school: Use the highest level language in which the latest supercomputer
            can solve the problem without the user falling asleep waiting.
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