[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/4] avformat/movenc: force colr atom for uncompressed yuv in mov

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 16:55:57 EET 2017

On 11/20/2017 2:50 PM, Dave Rice wrote:
> I am hesitant to see write_colr option removed since the guesswork used here https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/blob/8f4702a93f87f9f76563e80f1ae2141a40029d9d/libavformat/movenc.c#L1747-L1775 would then be applied to all movs of standard HD and SD size and cause many ffmpeg outputs to appear differently after the change.

100% agree with this. We *should not* write guessed color information based
off of resolution by default.

Further, if no color information is present, no colr atom should be written
at all, unless it is forced by the user (aka the write_colr option right

> Could the guesswork here be removed? Or could write_colr be enabled with the option removed while the guesswork itself has its own option?

If the quesswork is removed or put under an option, I still maintain no
colr atom should be written if no color information is known. Doing
so is just asking for trouble, in my opinion.

- Derek

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