[FFmpeg-user] Is there any way to hide the configure command options?

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 14:02:29 CET 2011

On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:54:04 -0000, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>  

> if someone is scared about informations and will not using software
> because it does not hide it nobody can help him - not all people are
> dump and the current development-road assume taht they are in many
> projects should be left better today than tomorrow
> the only thing you achive with such demands is that you get finally
> more and more dumb users all over the world because they did not
> learn it better

Unfortunately putting too much information in front of people also
trains them to be dumb, because it trains them to not read it.  If
information isn't relevant 90% of the time, then you don't notice
it the 10% of the time it actually is relevant.  This is less
important for FFMPEG, where the huge swathe of output dumped on
you is relevant about 0% of the time (so piping it to /dev/null
in a script is "safe") but it does get you into very bad habits
for scripting with other programs.

Rhodri James
Kynesim Ltd

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