[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavf/utils: decrease logging level of dump_metadata from INFO to VERBOSE

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 22:11:25 CEST 2012

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 05:03:48PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> L'octidi 28 messidor, an CCXX, Clément Bœsch a écrit :
> > I'm not sure I like that very much; I often use ffprobe foobar.mp3 to see
> > these metadata for example.
> I think I agree with Stefano on this one. I have encountered files where the
> output was so cluttered with junk metadata as to make it completely
> unreadable.
> Maybe we could make ffprobe default to -show_streams?

What if the metadata is about the format?

I believe metadata needs to be presented by default; you look at the
properties of a file and you generally see these information.

I also think it's important to see them while transcoding/transmuxing,
because you see what meta information will be copied (and you might not
want them), or will not.

These meta are a pretty good summary of the file, I think it's nice to
have them. Is it really a problem to have them displayed?

I would propose to improve the coloring system if you want to add emphasis
to more important/essential information. IIRC we now have 256 colors

Clément B.
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