[FFmpeg-user] Glossary? [was: Re: Keyframe]

Jim DeLaHunt list+ffmpeg-user at jdlh.com
Tue Apr 21 09:12:43 EEST 2020

On 2020-04-20 22:55, Michael Koch wrote:

> Am 21.04.2020 um 04:09 schrieb Mark Filipak:
>> I've seen where some use the term "keyframe" but I've never seen a 
>> definition.…
> I think this is correct, see also here:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_frame

One kind of documentation that I haven't seen around ffmpeg which I 
think might be very helpful is a glossary. The ffmpeg documentation uses 
many technical terms without defining them, or even pointing to an 
conceptual overview that helps a new user understands the abstractions 
and terminology used in ffmpeg code and docs.

My first nominations for a glossary: "PTS", "timebase", "muxer", 
"demuxer". Also "frame" and "field", per recent threads here. And "GOP", 
"I-frames", and "B-frames".

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