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

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 11:40:47 EEST 2020

On 4/21/20, Mark Filipak <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Not again.

>> 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.

Not again.

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