[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Correct inttypes.h emulation for VisualStudio

Reimar Doeffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Wed Dec 6 10:06:29 CET 2006

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 09:53:25PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> What annoys be with USB-serial adapters in windows is that each time
> you plug it in, the COM number gets incremented, soon becoming
> inaccessible from programs that only offer a choice of COM1-4, and
> eventually stops working entirely when it reaches some maximum value.

You can actually chnage the mapping in the registry ("just" search for
COM<whatever> and you will find it).
Seems to be the only way to make as USB-Serial converter use COM1 (some
stupid programs need that and my laptop does not have any COM1 without
such a manual hack).

> > This is off-topic, though; I just thought it was mildly amusing. :)
> It's amusing alright, as long as it's happening to someone else...

Or if you have a lot of time to waste and want a few more Windows
"usability" stories to tell ;-)

Reimar D?ffinger

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