[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/6] lavc: deprecate -ab as part of FF_API_OLD_AVOPTIONS.
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Tue Aug 18 12:36:44 CEST 2015
On Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:56:21 +0200
Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 01:38:19PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc
> > > wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:52:16AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > > > ---
> > > > libavcodec/options_table.h | 2 ++
> > > > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > googling for
> > > ffmpeg "-ab"
> > > has 332.000 matches
> > >
> > > ffmpeg "-b:a"
> > > has 64.100 matches
> > >
> > > this patch is simply a bad idea
> > So, there's a few practical problems here. A) if we remove flag/mask from
> > the set_defaults calls (other patch in this set), the audio is also used
> > for the video ones (since we ignore media type), and thus we use (after
> > FF_API_OLD_AVOPTIONS is 0) the audio bitrate as default for video also.
> > That's bad, and causes some fate failures. We can workaround that by
> > inverting the ordering of these two, but then, the general one _always_
> > (even before FF_API_OLD_AVOPTIONS=0) takes precedence over the audio one,
> > so all fate results without explicit bitrate change from ab=128k to
> > ab=200k. (I'm working around that by making each fate test set bitrate
> > explicit where relevant.)
> > Alternate suggestion: I don't mind if -ab gets a workaround in ffmpeg.c,
> > but I'd like to remove it from the libav* code.
> ffserver seems to have "ab" hardcoded in
> this will need some change too, i dont know the code so i dont know
> what needs to be done / if a simple change to "b" is sufficient
> it seems to work with "b" better than with "ab" though after
Feel free to send a patch. Barely anyone here cares about ffserver.
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