[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/3] web/documentation: Simplify Components Documentation links

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Tue Nov 10 10:32:10 CET 2015

Sorry, please ignore my previous mail!

A quirk in my mail setup tricked me into thinking this was new mail.

After looking at current documentation link layout I still think we could still avoid the double links (ffmpeg, ffmpeg-full) and just show one entry per tool always linking to full.


Am 10. November 2015 10:01:23 MEZ, schrieb Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net>:
>Am 6. September 2014 19:23:25 MESZ, schrieb "Clément Bœsch" <u at pkh.me>:
>>On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 09:12:47AM -0800, Lou Logan wrote:
>>> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014, at 04:37 AM, db0company wrote:
>>> > ---
>>> >  src/documentation |   18 +++++++++---------
>>> >  1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>>> I don't have a strong opinion about this patch but there are two
>>> I want to bikeshed:
>>> 1. One nice thing about the current format is that the link names
>>> (ffmpeg-*) are the same as the man page name for each component,
>>> "man ffmpeg-filters", but I'm unsure if many users make that
>>I doubt most users realize that by looking at the page. They can find
>>appropriate man-page by doing man ffm<tab> in the shell.
>>Currently, the page index is really cluttered for no purpose, and I
>>see users ending up in "libavfilter" section instead of "filters",
>>probably because the library section is easier to read, and the
>>just looks like a "FFmpeg words soup".
>I fear current situation is not very friendly
>for new (documentation) users :(
>>> 2. It is more consistent with the "Command Line Tools Documentation"
>>> section if the ffmpeg-* are preserved.
>>Maybe we should change that one as well.
>>Something like:
>>  • ffmpeg (full help)
>>  • ffplay (full help)
>>  • ffprobe (full help)
>>  • ffserver (full help, sample configuration file)
>Looks reasonable to me.
>  Alexander
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