[FFmpeg-trac] #8482(website:closed): Please clarify user expertise requirements

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Sun Jan 19 12:34:26 EET 2020

#8482: Please clarify user expertise requirements
             Reporter:  mario66      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  enhancement  |                   Status:  closed
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:  website
              Version:  unspecified  |               Resolution:  invalid
             Keywords:               |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by gdgsdg123):

 Replying to [ticket:8482 mario66]:
 > "Converting video and audio has never been so easy."
 > {{{
 > ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi
 > }}}
 Not an entirely false claim...

 It does work, doesn't it? (slovenly though...)
 Replying to [ticket:8482 mario66]:
 > ...this simple command is not sufficient to convert a video as this will
 destroy color space and lead to poor video quality. >
 What if I didn't tell you about this?..

 [http://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7037#comment:66 mario66]:
 > Replying to [http://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7037#comment:65 gdgsdg123]:
 > > With this command I suspect you'd already messed with the
 [http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/colorspace colorspace] (color management
 data) quite a lot...
 > Thanks, I never thought about this.
 > [[BR]]
 > > Anyway from your command parameter choosing I can see that you don't
 care much about quality... that's why many broken things become
 > I regularly do ABX tests and find that my converted videos do not suffer
 from any quality loss.
 ...In fact you don't need such level of quality nor are you willing to
 afford the price.
 Replying to [ticket:8482 mario66]:
 > "ffmpeg is a library for audio or video experts who know every aspect of
 their topic and are well aware of all the options that need to be tuned
 for the desired output."
 Truth hurts... but that's the reality.

 Technical barriers are omnipresent, even on things that are designed with
 the mind of being free and open...
 ...It's also what makes the average Joe average: if the average Joe
 started to behave above average, he's no longer the average Joe.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/8482#comment:2>
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