[FFmpeg-user] ffprobe documentation seems mixed up with ffmpeg docs

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 14:56:06 CEST 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 02:43:02PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> L'octidi 28 thermidor, an CCXX, Stefano Sabatini a écrit :
> > Some parts should be moved to ffmpeg.texi (for example Codec options only
> > apply to ffmpeg, same for stream specifiers).
> What about completely splitting the man pages?
> man ffmpeg    -> directly ffmpeg-related options
> man ffplay    -> directly ffplay-related options
> man ffprobe   -> directly ffprobe-related options
> man ffserver  -> directly ffserver-related options and config file syntax
> man ffcodecs  -> all codecs options
> man ffformats -> all formats options
> man fffilters -> all filters docs
> man ffmisc    -> syntax conventions, etc.
> That is what zsh does, and I always found this very practical: when I am
> looking for a way to convert the contents of a variable to uppercase, I do
> not want to find keystrokes to convert a word in the edited command to
> uppercase, several dozens of pages later.

+1 for this, I was talking about that with Stefano the other day, and it
seems it was already proposed a while ago but got rejected for various

nit: I'm not sure about using the "ff" prefix for the other manpages. I'd
better use "ffmpeg-", so ffmpeg, ffplay, ffprobe, ffserver, ffmpeg-codecs,
ffmpeg-formats, ffmpeg-filters, ffmpeg-eval, ffmpeg-...


Clément B.
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