[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/3] avformat: add youtube-dl based demuxer

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Thu Apr 9 13:13:40 CEST 2015

Le decadi 20 germinal, an CCXXIII, wm4 a écrit :
>						      Maintaining a
> wrapper for a dead library when there's something better

Please stop spreading your own arbitrary value judgments everywhere as if
they were universal.

Unlike what you claim, youtube-dl is not BETTER than quvi. Sure, it supports
more formats, sure it is maintained, and that is good, better than quvi. But
on the other hand, youtube-dl is just a script for DOWNLOADING, while quvi
was a library that allowed to access the content directly. That means
playing on the fly, possibly seeking, etc.

When A and B have both advantages and drawbacks with regard to each other,
you can not say that one is better than the other.

The best you could do, if you were interested in usefully contributing,
would be to help implementing the advantages of A inside B, or the other way
around, so that one projects becomes better. Not better than the other,
better than itself. That is, in the end, the only thing that matters.


  Nicolas George
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