[FFmpeg-user] "getting started" for libav users

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 18:17:01 CEST 2012

> Out of curiosity, what are peoples' thoughts on adding some basic
> crash course "getting started" stuff on what (raw) video and audio is
> and how they work, what codecs are and how they work, and what format
> containers are and how they work? This would be a significant addition
> (as in time consuming to do a good job), but I think it would help
> people have a one-stop intro to using libav* (plus the info wouldn't
> get outdated as libav* progresses). I've met a lot of people who
> expected video/audio to be simpler when they wanted to add it to their
> application and got lost in the midst of trying to understand both
> video and libav* (or whatever other libs they were using).

Yeah some intro would be helpful.

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