[Ffmpeg-devel] ffmpeg_probe

Marcus Engene ffmpeg
Thu Sep 22 13:23:28 CEST 2005


I have a program that uses the output of
 ffmpeg -i file
to automatically extract information about files.
However this output formatchanges sometimes and a
tagged output of some kind would be prefered. It
would also be nice with a bit more info like exact
number of frames.

Would it make sense to have a ffmpeg_probe program
for this?

If yes,
What kind of output format?
 XML based?
 .ini style ([section]\nA=B\nC=D)?

If no,
 Is such a program stupid or just a waste of time to do?

 Counting # frames would f.ex easily be done via a vhook
 that counts nbr of calls to Process() and writes it to
 a file in Release(). Would such a vhook be accepted in
 main distribution?


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