[FFmpeg-user] Why is format=rgb24 required after maskedmerge?

Michael Koch astroelectronic at t-online.de
Fri Aug 21 16:51:07 EEST 2020

Am 21.08.2020 um 12:44 schrieb Gyan Doshi:
> On 21-08-2020 04:03 pm, Michael Koch wrote:
>> Am 21.08.2020 um 12:09 schrieb Gyan Doshi:
>>> On 21-08-2020 02:36 pm, Michael Koch wrote:
>>>> Am 21.08.2020 um 10:50 schrieb Paul B Mahol:
>>>>> On 8/21/20, Michael Koch <astroelectronic at t-online.de> wrote:
>>>>>> Please add this to the documentation (for example in chapter 20.9 
>>>>>> image2)
>>>>>> FFmpeg supports the following image formats: BMP, DNG, GIF, JPG, 
>>>>>> PAM,
>>>>>> PGM (binary P5 files are read/write, ascii P2 files are read-only),
>>>>> Sorry but that list is incomplete.
>>>> Then please add what's missing.
>>> FFmpeg's documentation is very incomplete. I had a rough roadmap at 
>>> the start of the year for plugging the gaps, but other events 
>>> transpired.
>>> I hope to start a systematic effort in September.
>>> Gyan
>>> P.S. ffmpeg supports roughly a few dozen image formats. I'll add the 
>>> missing ones to https://ffmpeg.org/general.html#Image-Formats
>> That's very interesting. I never found that "General Documentation" 
>> file because I thought "ffmpeg-all" contains what the filename 
>> implies: All. This is obviously not the case. The filename is 
>> misleading, if the file doesn't contain all documentation. Wouldn't 
>> it be better to combine these two files into one file, which contains 
>> really all?
> ffmpeg-all consolidates the documentation for all component options 
> and the options of the ffmpeg core binary. tool. Start exploring at 
> https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html

It would be helpful if you add a link in ffmpeg-all.html, chapter 20.9 
(image2) which points to general.html, chapter 2.2 where the supported 
image formats are listed.


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