[theora] FFMPEG2THEORA 0.26 / BIG Theora testing / BUG in players or Lib

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Mon Feb 22 06:35:19 PST 2010

On 02/22/2010 08:14 AM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>> 3. FFMPEG2THEORA issues:
>> * silently overwrites existing output file (not bug, but bad behavior)
> Thats how virtually all command line tools work.  Suddenly
> interactively prompting you for a command which is not normally
> interactive is also bad behaviour.
But not ffmpeg, which, by default, doesn't clobber existing files.  This
can, perhaps, be confusing to people that have worked with ffmpeg before
and assumed ffmpeg2* work the same.  Your statement remains true, and I
know you also know what I'm talking about, but I just thought I'd
clarify for others what I think is implied but not explicitly stated in
the original message.  I also experience the same moment of confusion
when it first happened, but in my case, I'm fine with clobbering files. 
They usually deserve it, anyway...

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