Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#3246 closed enhancement (fixed)

Provide means to hide configuration, libraries, copyright information, build info but retain input and progress info

Reported by: qubodup Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: ffmpeg
Version: git-master Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


I use ffmpeg directly in the command line.

When debugging, the progress report information is very useful but the block of information about copyright, build, configuration and library version info is redundant and disturbs the formatting of the visible text in the terminal.

I always have trouble finding the output of a previous command when for example using ffmpeg in a shell script together with other commands.

ffmpeg version 2.1.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Dec 10 2013 06:36:11 with gcc 4.8.2 (GCC)
  configuration: --prefix=/usr --disable-debug --disable-static --enable-avresample --enable-dxva2 --enable-fontconfig --enable-gnutls --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore_amrnb --enable-libopencore_amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libv4l2 --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-pic --enable-postproc --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-shared --enable-swresample --enable-vdpau --enable-version3 --enable-x11grab
  libavutil      52. 48.101 / 52. 48.101
  libavcodec     55. 39.101 / 55. 39.101
  libavformat    55. 19.104 / 55. 19.104
  libavdevice    55.  5.100 / 55.  5.100
  libavfilter     3. 90.100 /  3. 90.100
  libavresample   1.  1.  0 /  1.  1.  0
  libswscale      2.  5.101 /  2.  5.101
  libswresample   0. 17.104 /  0. 17.104
  libpostproc    52.  3.100 / 52.  3.100

-loglevel quiet hides all of the mentioned above. Including the desired progress information.

Please provide means of hiding copyright, build, configuration and library version information without hiding the progress information.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cehoyos

  • Component changed from undetermined to FFmpeg
  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Version changed from unspecified to git-master

I am not sure if it is a good idea to support not showing the banner, but I sent a patch that adds a new option -show_banner (which defaults to 1).

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cehoyos

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Option -hide_banner added in b4c89c90

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