[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 001/244] Add a new channel layout API

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Wed Feb 26 13:10:17 EET 2020

Hendrik Leppkes (12020-02-25):
> Standards designed by committee like all this MPEG stuff are full of
> features that noone uses. Its usually indicative of the following
> replacement standard dumping them again. Instead, they threw in a
> bunch of new things of questionable use that will disappear in the
> next standard once again.

I agree, it's a very weak argument. But it's still infinitely superior
to the absence of arguments in "I don't think anything uses".

> I don't think we should be blindly following what some other group
> thinks, but critically judge everything we're implementing here.

I am not suggesting following anything blindly. But files using this
feature can exist out there, so the question is whether to accept an API
that cannot handle them without loss of information.


  Nicolas George
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