[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/4] tty: disable extension matching

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 21:52:02 CEST 2013

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM, Reimar Döffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>>On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 03:17:04AM +0200, wm4 wrote:
>>> On Thu, 8 Aug 2013 03:06:05 +0200
>>> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>>> > On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 01:04:37AM +0200, wm4 wrote:
>>> > > This demuxer isn't very useful and causes more trouble than it
>>> > > In psrticular, it matches .txt files too eagerly. It should be
>>left to
>>> > > the application what to do with text files, and ana pplication
>>> > > be forced to blacklist libavformat fringe demuxers.
>>> >
>>> > Can you elaborate on the problem ?
>>> > what does the application do with .txt files if they are not sucked
>>> > up by tty ?
>>> In my case, this prevented a fallback to an old builtin MPL2 subtitle
>>> parser to fail. I can also see other things that are stored in text
>>> files and which the application might want to handle itself, like
>>> playlists.
>>> On the other hand, I see no reasonable argument why libavcodec
>>> should render text files as video. There are much better ways to view
>>> text files.
>>iam not sure about the lack of use cases
>>anyone else has any oppinons ?
> Shouldn't it be possible and more flexible if the application just ignored any probe results below a certain score to avoid this issue?

Is the probe score available to the calling application?
I thought i checked that some time ago, and it was not then.

- Hendrik

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