[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] libavformat/segment: strftime date sub-directories

Jeyapal, Karthick kjeyapal at akamai.com
Tue Sep 25 11:49:25 EEST 2018

On 9/25/18 12:28 AM, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> On 24 September 2018 at 13:48, Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 12:39:42 +0100, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>>> Automatically create sub-directories if needed based on date.
>>> E.g.
>>> ffmpeg ... -timelimit 2147483647 -f segment -strftime 1 -segment_time 10
>> "%Y/%m/%d/%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S.mkv"
>> [...]
>>> +static int mkdir_p(const char *path) {
>> Is this code duplicated from libavformat/hlsenc.c?
>> I don't know what the policy is, and how code from hls vs. segment has
>> been deduplicated previously, but it seems like this is a candidate for
>> being careful.
> It is a duplicate from hisenc.c.  hisenc already has this "create
> sub-directories" feature, but I needed it for the segment use case.
> I made it static so that it would be treated as local to the .c file.
> I don't know ffmpeg well enough to know how best to de-duplicate it.
> I am happy to update my patch, if someone can give me a pointer as to what
> to do.

When faced with a similar situation, I created a new file(.c and .h) with those function made global within libavformat(prefix it with ff_).
Then these functions could be used by both hlsenc.c and other files inside the libavformat library. 
You could refer to below commit as a pointer

> Kind Regards
> James
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