[FFmpeg-user] image2 examples missing `-f image2`, can that be right?

Jim DeLaHunt from.ffmpeg-user at jdlh.com
Mon Jan 8 02:12:28 EET 2018

On 2018-01-07 15:20, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> ...[snip]...
> I hope this helps, I will close your ticket (and try to explain there).

This response shows one of the reasons why the ffmpeg project has poor 
documentation. This ticket[1] points out deficiencies in the 
documentation. The developer's response does not refute the 
deficiencies. It does not improve the actual documentation. Yet the 
developer closes the ticket. Thus the project will lose visibility that 
this part of the documentation is deficient.

Not to mention, it's terribly frustrating to a junior contributor put 
effort into documenting a deficiency, and have a senior developer 
essentially discard that attempt to contribute. After such a rejection, 
what is the chance that the junior contributor will make another 
contribution?  The world is full of more welcoming and more cooperative 

[1] https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/6950#comment:2

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