[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] documentation: add encoders chapter

James Zern jzern
Fri Feb 11 01:47:59 CET 2011

Initial encoders.texi shell
 doc/encoders.texi |   20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 doc/ffmpeg.texi   |    1 +
 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 doc/encoders.texi

As suggested by Stefano in '[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] vpxenc: add codec
specific speed option' [1].

[1]: https://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2011-January/102749.html
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diff --git a/doc/encoders.texi b/doc/encoders.texi
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7e7aa99
--- /dev/null
+++ b/doc/encoders.texi
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
+ at chapter Encoders
+ at c man begin ENCODERS
+Encoders are configured elements in FFmpeg which allow the creation of
+multimedia streams.
+When you configure your FFmpeg build, all the supported native encoders
+are enabled by default. Encoders requiring an external library must be enabled
+manually via the corresponding @code{--enable-lib} option. You can list all
+available encoders using the configure option @code{--list-encoders}.
+You can disable all the encoders with the configure option
+ at code{--disable-encoders} and selectively enable / disable single encoders
+with the options @code{--enable-encoder=@var{ENCODER}} /
+ at code{--disable-encoder=@var{ENCODER}}.
+The option @code{-codecs} of the ff* tools will display the list of
+enabled encoders.
+ at c man end ENCODERS
diff --git a/doc/ffmpeg.texi b/doc/ffmpeg.texi
index 8b8e42f..f0f3b65 100644
--- a/doc/ffmpeg.texi
+++ b/doc/ffmpeg.texi
@@ -981,6 +981,7 @@ file to which you want to add them.
 @c man end EXAMPLES
 @include eval.texi
+ at include encoders.texi
 @include demuxers.texi
 @include muxers.texi
 @include indevs.texi

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