[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg issue
phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Mon Dec 12 18:32:51 CET 2011
> Secondly, you keep complaining about *nix; why?
Phil: Hello. This piece of opensource software is causing $PROBLEM under
Windows 7, any suggestions?
Nerd: Use linux and compile latest svn.
Phil: Well, linux isn't for everyone. Now, abut $PROBLEM...
Nerd: Linux does everything and is really easy to use and helps cute
Phil: Everything? Wow. Is there an equivalent to $SOFTWARE?
Nerd: Er... linux isn't for everyone... and ur teh suck.
That's why. I make no apology if my response is robust.
> I like freedom myself in some circumstances and in others I am willing
> to pay the money to just have it work.
Pretty much describes my attitude, too.
> Again, because they are so many different environments that ffmpeg could
> be installed too, especially when it comes to *nix, that I'm not sure at
> this point what needs to be done exactly to improve it, yet.
Couldn't agree more. The only way to fix these configure-and-build issues
is to make all linux distros so similar that there would be very little
point in having all these different ones. The core problem is one of a
complete lack of consistency and standardisation, and I view this as more
or less unsolvable in the realm of linux and free software.
> I would however, expect the folks that write
> ffmpeg to be able to sort that one out and improve the documentation.
And on that day, the devil will be ice-skating to work.
> Lastly, as far as this list and how they seem to expect people to be
> somewhat near their level of understanding about all things ffmpeg, I've
> complained about this as well.
I think it's more utter, undisguised contempt for anyone who isn't an
expert software engineer. A lot of disciplines suffer this sort of
snobbery, but I think the open source community has made arrogance into an
absolute science and it is really terrifying to behold the degree of
brass-necked snobbery of which these people are capable. The fact that it
is neither possible or desirable for every person on the face of the
planet to be a linux expert apparently doesn't occur.
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