[FFmpeg-devel] Need help in getting started

compn tempn
Wed Feb 18 02:51:52 CET 2009

On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:36:20 +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>On date Tuesday 2009-02-17 20:53:18 +0100, Vitor Sessak encoded:
>> Ratnadeep Debnath wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I have been a Fedora user for last one year. I am learning C, python,
>> > C++. Every time, I setup a system ( mine or other's) I remember doing
>> > a
>> > $yum install ffmpeg*
>> > 
>> > I was said that I need this to play audio and video. Now I am
>> > interested in knowing how ffmpeg works, and how I can contribute
>> > towards its development.
>> > Where do I start and how?
>> 1. Read the FFmpeg documentation and learn the basics of using the 
>> command line ffmpeg tool.
>> 2. Understand the difference between libavcodec/libavformat
>> 3. Understand more or less how the source code is organized and learn 
>> how to compile/build it from source code
>> 4. Follow this list for a few weeks to understand how patch submission 
>> works and what we value/do not accept in patches
>> 5. Find a task to start coding (use the wiki page people pointed you 
>> to). Don't be too bold, start with something easy. Read also the FFmpeg 
>> codec/demuxer howtos.
>I wonder if that would be possible to mark in roundup the level of
>(the estimated) difficulty of a task, I know other projects do some
>similar thing, this way new wannabee contributors could simply pickup
>an easy task and start to work on it, rather than wander for hours in

i think we need a getting-started doc so we dont have to answer this
FAQ every month.


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