[Ffmpeg-devel] samples database

Roberto Togni r_togni
Sun Jul 9 19:17:17 CEST 2006

On Sun, 9 Jul 2006 18:52:08 +0200
Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:

> Moin,
> As you all know we have quite a big samples collection on
> natsuki (samples.mplayerhq.hu). But the whole organisation
> is a mess and not very intuitive.
> We (don't ask me who we were, i forgot it) discussed that we could
> build some sort of database to select samples based on certain
> criteria, like codec, container, broken/non-broken file etc pp.
> Unfortunately, noone of us has the time to do it. Thus i'd
> like to ask whether there is a kind developer out there who
> would write an webapplication (php/cgi/whatever) or a client
> server CLI app for us, to fill this gap.

It was probably me. I can help on it or create some basic test
application, but i won't be able to make something i trust to be online.
The idea was to use something like mplayer -identify to get the
essential information from the file (container, codec, eventually
extended codec info) and parse them into a database. Then write a web
frontend to perform some simple queries.


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