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

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 9 13:53:34 CEST 2015

On Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:13:40 +0200
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,

Huh? I don't think you quite know what youtube-dl can do. For your
information, it does everything quvi could do, and more. It's also much
better at it and faster too.

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