[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] matroska: Identify S_TEXT/UTF-8 tracks as SRT and not TEXT.

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon May 21 23:37:32 CEST 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:25:26PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 06:38:31PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> [...]
> > Well, the disadvantage is that it is really a major API change (though
> > if the past is any indication everyone will be happy to ignore that fact),
> where was such a thing ignored ?

The short name of a demuxer was changed, and MPlayer for once wasn't the
only one relying on it.
Maybe not quite the same, but the duration for of ASS subtitles in mkv if
I remember right broke at some point and was never fixed, I guess by now
e.g. MPlayer could use FFmpeg's ASS decoder to handle that by parsing the
textual time code but it was a long time where that option didn't exist.
It's of course very minor stuff, the big stuff nobody could "get away
with", but it's a bit annoying nevertheless (particularly when the
"it was never public API" reasoning is used, which usually makes things
worse since then the change isn't even documented in APIchanges as a

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