[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ffprobe integration
Sun Jan 3 01:59:14 CET 2010
On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 12:21:20AM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Saturday 2010-01-02 22:17:01 +0100, Diego Biurrun encoded:
> > On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 10:02:00PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > >
> > > --- /dev/null 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0000
> > > +++ ffmpeg/doc/ffprobe-doc.texi 2010-01-02 22:00:22.000000000 +0100
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,73 @@
> > > +
> > > +It may be used to print information about the format of a multimedia
> > > +file or stream, of each single stream and of each single packet or
> > > +frame contained in it.
> > This is still confusing.
> > What else can it be used for? Clean dishes? Just say that it prints
> > information, not that it can be used to print information, which
> > implies it has other uses.
> > I also don't understand what the second half of the sentence after the
> > comma is trying to say. What do single stream/packet refer to?
> Multimedia stream -> contains many media streams
> I tried to reformulate the program description, please check again.
> --- /dev/null 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0000
> +++ ffmpeg/doc/ffprobe-doc.texi 2010-01-03 00:19:41.000000000 +0100
> @@ -0,0 +1,74 @@
> +FFprobe is a simple and portable program using the FFmpeg libraries to
> +probe the content of a multimedia stream, and print information
> +relative to its format and content.
Leave out "simple and portable". I know it is used in other places, but
there is no need for advertising.
FFprobe gathers information from multimedia streams and prints it in
human- and machine-readable fashion.
> +FFprobe may be used both as a standalone application or in combination
> +with a textual filter, which may perform more sophisticated
> +processing, e.g. statistical processing or plotting.
> + at c man end
You employ the word "use" all the time, check out
> + at item -show_format
> +Show information relative the container format of the input multimedia
> + at item -show_streams
> +Show information relative to each media stream contained in the input
> +multimedia stream.
Information is not relative to, but about something; same in other places.
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