[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavf: add ffprobe demuxer

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 13:31:28 EEST 2016

On date Thursday 2016-09-29 21:02:14 +0100, Josh de Kock encoded:
> Are you sure this cannot be done from outside of libav*? It really
> seems like something which wouldn't actually be very useful for
> anyone else.

It can be done outside of libav* (reading from a custom format, and
then converting to one of the supported output formats), but this
would imply another processing step.

> It's also just another hack in for a non-standardised,
> exclusive format. Lavf is really not a good fit for this and it
> should be done outside of libav*.

See my previous replies. I think there are both advantages and
disadvantages for integrating this format, and it should be probably
disabled by default for security concerns.
FFmpeg = Fierce & Foolish Murdering Probing Enhancing Goblin

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