[FFmpeg-user] Excessive reporting with -report option in latest FFMPEG builds

David Rice daverice at mac.com
Tue Jul 10 01:39:07 CEST 2012

On Jul 7, 2012, at 7:43 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:

> Nicolas George <nicolas.george <at> normalesup.org> writes:
>> Can you reproduce the problem with a small file and attach 
>> it to a new Trac ticket, along with the corresponding
>> -report file?
> Ticket #1344 already exists, unfortunately it still needs 
> output (without -report, excessive logging with -report 
> would not be a bug imo) and a sample.

The documentation (https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Generic-options) says that the -report option implies "-loglevel verbose" but the -report option (at least with recent builds) seems to output the equivalent of -loglevel debug. The discrepancy between the documentation and the application could be considered the bug.

For instance the report from:
ffmpeg -report -f lavfi -t 1 -i testsrc -vf blackdetect -f null -

is much more verbose than,
ffmpeg -f lavfi -t 1 -i testsrc -vf blackdetect -f null -loglevel verbose -

I can add these outputs to ticket #1344 as comments or start a new ticket.

Dave Rice

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