[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Proposal regarding cleaning up our samples collection
Tue Nov 4 21:50:33 CET 2008
As I mentioned recently on ffmpeg-devel, I have taken on the job of
reorganizing and maintaining our samples collection at
Before I actually start working on it, I want to share the following
proposal with the developers on both ffmpeg-devel and mplayer-dev-eng. It
has been based on the ideas put forward by Aurelien and Michael.
Filename conventions: (  means optional, "" means literal )
Accompanying text files will have the same filename with the .txt extension.
all // contains all the actual files
// All other directories contain symlinks to the files in all
In case there is a *.txt file, it will be linked from the same places.
I could extend the hierarchy by subdividing the subdirectories further.
This will increase the number of symlinks dramatically, but makes it easier
to find a certain combination of container and codecs.
After we have settled on a common filename convention and directory layout,
I will setup a framework of a few scripts and apply them to the current
mess. After that, I'll keep maintaining the collection manually. I don't
think a cronjob for automation is necessary, at least not anything beyond a
script that sends me an e-mail when new files have arrived in incoming.
Any comments, suggestions, opinions?
I hope this discussion won't take too long though, as I would like to get
started and don't lose the momentum :)
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