[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ffprobe: show stream id in packets and frames

Gyan Doshi ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Sun Feb 23 13:06:21 EET 2020

On 23-02-2020 04:22 pm, Nicolas George wrote:
> Gyan Doshi (12020-02-23):
>> stream_index isn't fixed in fftools for a given live MPEG-TS input across
>> instances so can't be reliably used to id streams. This field can.  Same
>> can't be said for other fields.
> Yes, but “identifying across instances” is a specific need. Why is it
> more important than “knowing the codec”?
> You need to make a strong case for this field being special.

If one needs to map a specific stream from a multi program TS input in 
another instance, based on packet/frames analysis,  then this helps with 
making a quick and direct id.


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