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

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Sat Sep 6 19:23:25 CEST 2014

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 things
> 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, such as
> "man ffmpeg-filters", but I'm unsure if many users make that connection.

I doubt most users realize that by looking at the page. They can find the
appropriate man-page by doing man ffm<tab> in the shell.

Currently, the page index is really cluttered for no purpose, and I often
see users ending up in "libavfilter" section instead of "filters",
probably because the library section is easier to read, and the components
just looks like a "FFmpeg words soup".

> 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)

> I agree that the "FFmpeg" is redundant and could go. I'm fine with the
> patch if anyone else wants to give the LGTM.

Clément B.
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