[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add description for the other FFmpeg libs in the about page

Robert Swain robert.swain
Tue Mar 10 20:50:26 CET 2009

On 10/3/09 19:36, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> finally is come the time to demystify for the big public the many
> resources FFmpeg has under its hat;-).

Thanks. :) I had actually written something similar but less detailed 
before I started the site clean-up. But I since neglected it.

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Index: about

Could you make the patch from the root of the ffmpeg.org repository, not 
the src dir? It doesn't really matter, but for consistency with the way 
we like patches for the main FFmpeg repo.

> ===================================================================
> --- about	(revision 320)
> +++ about	(working copy)
> @@ -15,10 +15,25 @@
>   <li><tt>ffplay</tt>  is a simple media player based on<a
>   href="http://www.libsdl.org/">SDL</a>  and the FFmpeg libraries.</li>
> +<li><tt>libavutil</tt>  is a library containing utilities for
> +simplifying multimedia programming, including random generators, data
> +structures, mathematics routines and much more.</li>
> +

random _number_ generators

>   <li><tt>libavcodec</tt>  is a library containing decoders and encoders
>   for audio/video codecs.</li>
>   <li><tt>libavformat</tt>  is a library containing demuxers and
>   muxers for multimedia container formats.</li>
> +<li><tt>libavdevice</tt>  is a library containing input and output
> +devices for many common multimedia input/output software frameworks,
> +including video4linux, vfw, and alsa.</li>
> +
> +<li><tt>libswscale</tt>  is a library performing highly optimized image
> +scaling/resampling operations.</li>

And colour (well, 'color' in the document I suppose) space conversion.

> +
> +<li><tt>libavfilter</tt>  is a library, currently not fully integrated
> +in SVN, for efficiently filtering and generating multimedia
> +streams.</li>
> +

Maybe add in 'manipulating' for the sake of clarity.


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