[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add an example showing how to add streams to the output file

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Fri Aug 29 01:29:11 CEST 2008

Stefano Sabatini wrote:

> On date Wednesday 2008-08-27 19:23:42 -0400, compn encoded:
>> On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:18:00 +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:

>>> I'll added more explanations and reformulated the command
>>> (-vcodec -acodec now specified just before the output file and
>>> not intermixed as before).
>> i'm sure this has been discussed before, but why arent the options
>> able to be placed in any order like mplayer/mencoder ?
> Because they're context sensitive, they always refer to the *next*
> file, since they fill the context that it is passed to the next
> input/output encountered on the command line.

Something similar is, or should be, true for at least MPlayer and
possibly MEncoder as well: options specified before any file are applied
to all files (-fs, -ss, -brightness, etc.), options specified after any
file are applied only to the immediately preceding file and override any
"global" option in the same way as the "global" options override the
config file.

       The Wanderer

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