[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] from DivX, Part 2: Multifile source

Rich Felker dalias
Sun Jan 29 23:45:10 CET 2006

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 10:54:33AM +0200, Tommi Sakari Uimonen wrote:
> >>>Just to throw another idea out there, you could go to a double character
> >>>delimiter like "::" which should be easy to differentiate from the x:\
> >>>windows syntax and isn't TOO bad readability/consistency wise. Still
> >>>better than  parsing and stat()'ing each possible chunk, which seems
> >>>like it would be required if you want to use a single delimiter and
> >>>allow all possible characters in file names.
> >>
> >>Can't you just use something like ? or any other weird character that
> >>people never use in filenames ?
> Isn't it so that if you choose , then people who want multifile source 
> to work will rename their files if they have , character in the filename.
> If you want universal solution, then I suggest:
> -i cat:foo -i cat:bar -i cat:whatever ...

This conflicts with the meaning of -i, but you're right that it would
be better if they could be separate options.


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