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Re: FFmpeg download Catch-22

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:41 am

Gale Andrews wrote:
Ed wrote:[...]I think you already have something appropriate on Bugzilla for issue 2.
http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=342

I think this may be pertinent to bug 342; take a look at this image:
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Note that even though Audacity's preferences has it correctly "spelled", on this rare occasion (in this case it is 2.0.5 Release) where Audacity can't seem to find the FFmpeg library the dialog as a mangled filename string. Going through the Browse button and choosing the appropriate DLL did not resolve the issue. I had to manually type complete, correctly qualified path and filename with extension to get it to recognize the library. I have no idea why this occurred but if I am ever in the debugger when it happens I will try to figure out what happened.

I only noticed this because I have a new, larger monitor on which i can (just barely) read the tiny font of this dialog.
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Re: FFmpeg download Catch-22

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:24 am

Edgar wrote:Note that even though Audacity's preferences has it correctly "spelled", on this rare occasion (in this case it is 2.0.5 Release) where Audacity can't seem to find the FFmpeg library the dialog as a mangled filename string. Going through the Browse button and choosing the appropriate DLL did not resolve the issue. I had to manually type complete, correctly qualified path and filename with extension to get it to recognize the library.

I think that is something peculiar to your development environment, Ed, or a very rare moonphase bug I've never heard of where the "Locate" dialogue doesn't read audacity.cfg properly. If I mangle the path to FFmpeg in .cfg, the "Locate" dialogue accurately repeats the mangled path.

Typing in the "Locate" dialogue should have no effect whatsoever in the current code. So that path should be made uneditable, IMHO.


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Re: FFmpeg download Catch-22

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Gale Andrews wrote:I think that is something peculiar to your development environment

"peculiar" – the perfect word <grin>!
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