[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fraps: restore old behavior regarding P frames

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Thu Feb 9 21:59:10 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 08:48:14PM +0100, Javier Cabezas wrote:
> Too vague? For god's sake, I can't believe that. I think it's crystal clear
> already after 20+ PMs/emails: I need/want avcodec to give me those repeated
> frames, like the reference decoder does and like avcodec did before your
> changes. Is it clear now or not?

I, for, example, asked these two very simple questions:
> > Which program are you using to do this conversion?
> > Can it not be configured how to encode as e.g. FFmpeg can (why not)?

You did not answer even one of them.
Even if I had the answer, I still would not be able to 100% reproduce.
You simply refuse to give me any information that would give me even
the slightest chance to come up with an alternative solution,
possibly even one that does not involve changing anything at all
in FFmpeg or adding a flag that would allow switching between
different behaviours.
Maybe you can't answer these e.g. because it's something custom
you are using, then that information would have been a start as well,
at least more productive than just complaining.

> I think I've already lost enough time trying to convince you
> to fix something you broke, with all good intentions I'm sure, but you
> broke it.

By your definition of broken. The FFmpeg binary works 100% fine,
with the right options (and sometimes without) it will even
produce exactly identical output files as before after transcoding.
For the cases where it produces different output files, it
will produce smaller output files.
By my definition that is "improved", not "broken".
So I very much object to you portraying me as bone-headed just because
I insist on being able to truly understand why/how/whatever this causes
problems instead of accepting a solution that by all measures
_I_ have available is worse, for basically not other reason than that you
really, really often repeat that you "need/want" it to behave as before.

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