[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg user list rules
lou at lrcd.com
Wed Feb 15 01:00:06 CET 2012
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:33:36 -0900
Lou <lou at lrcd.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:03:54 +0100
> Boštjan Strojan <bostjan.strojan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Since I'am being reminded to follow some simple rules in my latest
> > attempts on posting at this list..., is there a command/url/wiki site
> > or some other generic mailing list type of rules that should i read
> > and follow?
> > Thanks,
> > b.
> There is some info here http://ffmpeg.org/contact.html and although it
> is verbose it does not address all suggested practices for the mailing
> A re-write of that page is probably in order to be more clear. I may
> work on that sometime this week.
Ok, so I lied and now it's mid February. Here's a list of suggestions /
Mailing list specific rules:
* Avoid top-posting. Interleaved replying is standard etiquette.
* Do not hijack threads (replying to a thread and changing the subject
line to something completely unrelated that was not being discussed
within the original thread).
* Configure your mail client to break lines after 70-80 characters.
How to provide the right information:
* Use recent ffmpeg from Git or a supported version of ffmpeg (see
download page) if possible.
* Show your ffmpeg command and the complete, uncut console output
of your command.
* If you attach files avoid compressing small files; uncompressed is
* Use minimal commands to help narrow down what is causing the issue.
Exclude filters and external encoders (usually anything lib*, such as
libx264) if possible.
* Provide a link to samples if applicable (see datafilehost.com or
mediafire.com if you need a file service).
* Avoid posting command lines that use shell variables. We need
commands that allow anyone to easily duplicate your issue.
Additions? Questions? Comments?
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