[FFmpeg-devel] FFmpeg wiki

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Sat May 26 02:00:31 CEST 2012

On date Friday 2012-05-25 16:18:32 +0200, Burek Pekaric encoded:
> Hi,
> I've created an example of FFmpeg wiki and copied some material from
> the current documentation, written in .texi files (from git). The
> purpose why I'm writing this message is to ask if there are people
> interested in building up a wiki website for FFmpeg, which would (in
> my personal opinion) make it easy for everyone to simply add/edit an
> article, thus improving the documentation (just like wikipedia or
> VLC's wiki). This way people won't need to learn about git/texinfo,
> just in order to make some minor changes to the documentation and it
> would be more user-friendly, I guess, which in turn would help
> FFmpeg get more up-to-date docs.
> So, I've created a starting point and I'd just like to see if anyone
> is interested in contributing (adding content from .texi files) or
> should I just drop it completely. To be honest, I thought I'd just
> copy/paste the html documentation and format it a little bit, but
> there is really a lot of documentation that needs to be categorized
> and organized, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that alone.
> That's why I need to see if there is any interest for this thing or
> should I just forget about it.

We already have a wiki:

although it is still very incomplete and not much popular / renown.

> The wiki showcase is located here (temporarily): http://ffwiki.gusari.org/
> I've started to convert ffmpeg.html docs into a wiki article here:
> http://ffwiki.gusari.org/index.php?title=FFmpeg_documentation

Regarding docs -> wiki conversions, I'm not sure it is a good idea, in
theory we should keep the official docs separated from the wiki,
otherwise we'll have diverging versions and confused users.

Thanks for your interest.
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