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

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 09:30:31 EEST 2020

On 04/21/2020 02:12 AM, Jim DeLaHunt wrote:
> 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.

doG bless you, Jim.

> 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".

I've written a glossary. Should I post it? ...Warning: It's bound to be controversial.

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