[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] tools/graph2dot: fancy output.

Tim Nicholson nichot20 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 13:26:22 CET 2013

On 23/12/12 18:12, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Sunday 2012-12-23 00:29:23 +0100, Clément Bœsch encoded:
>> Hi,
>> Here is a small attempt to improve the output. See attached image for
>> example. I know colors are ugly, feel free to propose any better palette.
> Some generic considerations.
> In our left-to-right culture it is more natural to expect input pads
> on the left, and output pad on the right.

Agreed, although top to bottom is not a bad alternative, and for complex
filters scrolling vertically is more natural, and imo makes things
easier to follow than a horizontal scroll of a long thin graph.

This inevitably happens as filters tend to be wider (to fit the text)
than their depth, so making the flow orthogonal to this helps keep
things sane.

Perhaps if Clément were to reproduce his example using the current
layout it would make the point better!



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