[FFmpeg-user] Best documentation web site ( or other source )
Hans J. Albertsson
hans.j.albertsson at branneriet.se
Sun Nov 24 13:19:47 CET 2013
Considering being in the situation of having a seemingly straightforward
problem at hand, but using ffmpeg so seldom that one really starts out
in no-clue mode every time, what would be the best place for seeking
ffmpeg docs to steer one in the right direction??
Like just recently I had a problem in deleting one audio stream ( a
disinterested dubbed version of the original audio ) from an avi file,
resulting in the remaining audio stream being deemed unsupported by all
my media players.
I just tried various remuxings at random w/o any special extra options
and by chance hit on one that worked. Which leads me to believe that
this particular remux by default includes redoing time stamps.
I rarely do manual work with ffmpeg, so every time I have to start from
I really would have liked some docs that could lead me in a more
constructive way to "what to try and how to draw conclusions about the
And, afterwards, docs that would help me understand what actually happened.
So, I think there needs to be multiple kinds of docs for cases like mine;
Trouble-shooting guides; Given an error or problem message from ffmpeg,
how to find out more about what the real problem is and how to make a
guess at what to do about it.
Reference manual organised by property/aspect of the media containers
Reference manual organised by option/parameter/purpose of all parts of
Cheat sheets; A set of HowTos for various tasks, and a simple way to add
a new recipe to the collection.
Maybe all this exists already, I looked and found very little, but that
could be just me.
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