[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] movenc: Write 'colr' box correctly for MP4

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 17:04:53 CET 2015

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM, Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 01:53:13PM +0000, Derek Buitenhuis wrote:
>> On 2/26/2015 1:50 PM, Clément Bœsch wrote:
>> > If the option is set by default, you don't want to warn for no reason.
>> It's not set by default. That patch never went in.
> Ah, my bad.
>> I don't believe silently not writing it is a valid approach. Then
>> again I think setting a default movflag like that instead of
>> changing the option is also stupid.
> Well, breaking API on purpose when easily avoidable is kind of stupid too.
> You can also just deprecate the current flag and add yours. The point is
> to not make the option disappear because it will break callers. Changing
> the behaviour (enabling by default / making the old option void) is fine,
> breaking the API (removing the option) not so much.

Its an AVOption, isn't the whole point of this system to have a system
that wouldn't break callers when an option is added or removed?
How would a caller break? Calling a set operation on a non-existing
option won't "break", just return an error code.

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