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

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 23:52:09 CEST 2013

On 8/8/13, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> 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 solves.
>> > In psrticular, it matches .txt files too eagerly. It should be left to
>> > the application what to do with text files, and ana pplication
>> > shouldn't
>> > 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.

FYI there is open bug report for ffmpeg to render ppt/doc/xls/etc files,

Want to write PS & PDF encoder?

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