[FFmpeg-user] getting some xml-ish dump while ffprobing a media file's metadata?

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 01:39:07 CET 2011

On date Tuesday 2011-12-27 19:30:56 +0000, Albretch Mueller encoded:
>  > since you're a potential user your feedback is very welcome.
> ~
>  two+ questions:
> ~
>  1) for which version of ffmpeg/ffprobe will this patch be implemented
> as a command line option, say:
> ~
>  ffmpeg -xml-meta ...

Pushed the patch today, try it with ffprobe -print_format xml.

> ~
>  and will it be based on some sort of xml schemas?


>  The thing is that and "xml" option for metadata would streamline the
> coding/interface greatly. Installing a patch becomes a user issue and
> any kinds of etceteras would throw them off
> ~
>  2) What do you do when errors must be reported? say:

errors will make ffprobe complain and exit, without spitting any output.

ffmpeg-user random tip #4
ffmpeg -i FILE
prints information about the container format and the streams in a file.

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