[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] add colours to warnings and errors

Måns Rullgård mans
Thu Apr 22 14:25:33 CEST 2010

James Darnley <james.darnley at gmail.com> writes:

> If you can't query the background colour, then I am going to assume it
> is black.

About half the terminals I see have a white background.

> If your terminal isn't then you need to fix it.  This is looking
> more and more like a Windows only feature.

We don't do windows-only features.  They rot too quickly.

The real problem here is that the ffmpeg output is much too verbose by
default.  Any error messages are easily masked by useless chatter.
The usual Unix way is to print _nothing_ on success.  Then anything
printed is an error or a warning.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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