[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Improve error-messaging with ffmpeg presets
Fri Oct 3 01:32:36 CEST 2008
Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> writes:
> On date Wednesday 2008-10-01 17:46:53 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd encoded:
>> tripp wrote:
>> > --- On Wed, 10/1/08, Baptiste Coudurier <baptiste.coudurier at smartjog.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Ramiro Polla wrote:
>> >> <mans at mansr.com> wrote:
>> >> >> Life gets so much easier once you learn to see the truth.
>> >> > Are we talking about a technical issue here or are you
>> >> > founding a new church? =)
>> >> Can you please spare us your sarcams ?
>> > I'm pretty sure that was damn funny.
>> Yes, I did find that reply rather amusing. The part where he called
>> me the most unfriendly person on the list less so, even though I half
>> expected something like that.
>> > whereas unbridled contempt towards the average computer user,
>> > never is.
>> If you call that contempt, then you don't know me very well.
>> Besides, FFmpeg isn't intended for the average computer user.
>> There are plenty of GUI frontends they can use.
> That's not an excuse for implementing a bad/poor user interface. I
> want ffmpeg to be beyond the average computer program, so that even an
> average computer user should be able to use it smoothly.
Do you expect an average electric appliance user to be able to use,
say, a spectrum analyser. I am not willing to forsake utility for
simplicity under any circumstances. If you can find a way to provide
the latter without impacting the former, by all means go for it. My
experience tells me the two are to a large extent mutually exclusive.
mans at mansr.com
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