[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg issue

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Sun Dec 11 20:45:09 CET 2011

> i understand partly but i understand not why he refuses to learn

I am not trying to be unnecessarily combative here (although I get the  
feeling you are), but this is not correct.

If there is something useful I can learn which will help me I will happily  
do it; I just don't see the point. Why would I want to take extra time out  
to learn how to be a software engineer when I can simply download the  
binary onto a windows machine and immediately start using it with all of  
the features intact? Why would I want to spend a lot of time creating  
source trees, hacking text files, recompiling things and generally  
screwing around?

The analogy would be that we're both trying to get to the top of a  
building. I take the elevator while you climb the outside with  
mountaineering equipment.

What is the point? What does all this extra complexity gain anyone, other  
than bragging rights?


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