[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] ffweb: replace the shitty about page

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 21:09:54 CET 2011

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 08:57:57PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> comments welcome, ill commit this tomorrow unless there are objections
> -- 
> Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
> Awnsering whenever a program halts or runs forever is
> On a turing machine, in general impossible (turings halting problem).
> On any real computer, always possible as a real computer has a finite number
> of states N, and will either halt in less than N cycles or never halt.

> From 6a0843060b6e8cc811bdb29242465b082bd6d524 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>
> Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:43:52 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] ffweb: replace the shitty about page
> ---
>  src/about |   60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------------
>  1 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/src/about b/src/about
> index 72ac802..6a7c3c4 100644
> --- a/src/about
> +++ b/src/about
> @@ -1,41 +1,31 @@
>  <h1>About FFmpeg</h1>
> -<p>The project is made of several components:
> +<p>FFmpeg is the leading Multimedia framework, able to decode, encode,
> +transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything
> +that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure
> +ancient formats up to the cutting edge of open and secret propriatary


> +formats. It contains libavcodec, libavutil, libavformat, libavdevice,
> +libswscale and libswresample which can be used by applications.
> +As well as ffmpeg, ffserver, ffplay and ffprobe which can be used by
> +end users for transcoding, streaming and playing
>  </p>
> -<ul>
> -<li><tt>ffmpeg</tt> is a command line tool to convert multimedia files
> -between formats.</li>
> -
> -<li><tt>ffserver</tt> is a multimedia streaming server for live
> -broadcasts.</li>
> -
> -<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>ffprobe</tt> is a is a simple multimedia stream analyzer.</li>
> -
> -<li><tt>libavutil</tt> is a library containing functions for
> -simplifying programming, including random number generators, data
> -structures, mathematics routines, core multimedia utilities, and much
> -more.</li>
> -
> -<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 grabbing from and rendering to many common multimedia
> -input/output software frameworks, including Video4Linux, Video4Linux2,
> -VfW, and ALSA.</li>
> -
> -<li><tt>libavfilter</tt> is a library containing media filters.</li>
> +<p>The FFmpeg project tries to provide the best technically possible
> +solution for developers of applications and end users alike. To achive


> +this we combine the best free software options available. We slightly
> +favor our own code to keep the dependancies on other libs low.
> +Whereever the question of "best" cannot be awnsered we support both
> +options so the end user can choose.
> +</p>
> -<li><tt>libswscale</tt> is a library performing highly optimized image
> -scaling and color space/pixel format conversion operations.</li>
> +<p>Security is a high priority and code review is always done with
> +security in mind. Though due to the very large amounts of code touching
> +untrusted data security issues are unavoidable and thus we provide
> +as quick as possible updates to our last stable releases when
> +new security issues are found.
> +</p>
> -<li><tt>libswresample</tt> is a library performing highly optimized
> -audio resampling, rematrixing and sample format conversion operations.</li>
> -</ul>
> +<p>Everyone is welcome in ffmpeg and all contributions are welcome too.

FFmpeg* ?


Clément B.
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