[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/formats: reword documentation for avoid_negative_ts

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 00:11:07 CET 2013

Hopefully increase readability.
 doc/ffmpeg-formats.texi |   15 +++++++++------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/ffmpeg-formats.texi b/doc/ffmpeg-formats.texi
index 0e972a8..95725e3 100644
--- a/doc/ffmpeg-formats.texi
+++ b/doc/ffmpeg-formats.texi
@@ -140,12 +140,15 @@ Consider things that a sane encoder should not do as an error.
 Use wallclock as timestamps.
 @item avoid_negative_ts @var{integer} (@emph{output})
-Shift timestamps to make them positive. 1 enables, 0 disables, default
-of -1 enables when required by target format.
-When timestamps are shifted, all timestamps of a output file are shifted
-together by the same amount. AV sync, subtitle sync and relative timestamp
-differences are preserved compared to how they would have been without
+Shift timestamps to make them positive. A value of 1 enables shifting,
+a value of 0 disables it, the default value of -1 enables shifting
+when required by the target format.
+When shifting is enabled, all output timestamps are shifted by the
+same amount. Audio, video, and subtitles desynching and relative
+timestamp differences are preserved compared to how they would have
+been without shifting.
 When avoid_negative_ts is used together with copyts, vsync or async then
 avoid_negative_ts is applied last. This is neccessary so that containers
 which do not support negative timestamps wont get any and can be used

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