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authorwm4 <wm4@nowhere>2018-01-06 17:49:37 +0100
committerKevin Mitchell <>2018-01-06 14:42:22 -0800
commit34cf655ddd99a67af0d1899499c14c4617236352 (patch)
treeee11205f2d8806474208e0d67f3c4af0ea6d5f01 /DOCS
parentcf8855cd2efb2828441dde19a713a34af20b4bc5 (diff)
player: strictly never autoselect tracks from --external-files
Before this commit, some autoselection of tracks coming from files loaded with --external-files was still done. This commit removes all of it, and the only way to select a track is via the explicit stream selection options like --vid/--sid/--aid. I think this was always the original intention. The change could in theory still unintentionally surprise some users, so add a changelog entry. This does not affect --audio-file/--sub-file, even if these contain mismatching track types. E.g. if audio files passed to --audio-file contain subtitles, these should still be selected. Past feature requests indicate that users want this.
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2 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/DOCS/interface-changes.rst b/DOCS/interface-changes.rst
index 66d284cdd0..c252a57f82 100644
--- a/DOCS/interface-changes.rst
+++ b/DOCS/interface-changes.rst
@@ -22,6 +22,8 @@ Interface changes
--- mpv 0.29.0 ---
- drop deprecated --videotoolbox-format, --ff-aid, --ff-vid, --ff-sid,
--ad-spdif-dtshd, --softvol options
+ - fix --external-files: strictly never select any tracks from them, unless
+ explicitly selected (this may or may not be expected)
--- mpv 0.28.0 ---
- rename --hwdec=mediacodec option to mediacodec-copy, to reflect
conventions followed by other hardware video decoding APIs
diff --git a/DOCS/man/options.rst b/DOCS/man/options.rst
index 1037e74e29..cc65ea98c3 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/options.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/options.rst
@@ -5376,7 +5376,8 @@ Miscellaneous
Unlike ``--sub-files`` and ``--audio-files``, this includes all tracks, and
does not cause default stream selection over the "proper" file. This makes
- it slightly less intrusive.
+ it slightly less intrusive. (In mpv 0.28.0 and before, this was not quite
+ strictly enforced.)
This is a list option. See `List Options`_ for details.