[FFmpeg-user] Why is format=rgb24 required after maskedmerge?

Gyan Doshi ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Fri Aug 21 13:44:50 EEST 2020

On 21-08-2020 04:03 pm, Michael Koch wrote:
> Am 21.08.2020 um 12:09 schrieb Gyan Doshi:
>> On 21-08-2020 02:36 pm, Michael Koch wrote:
>>> Am 21.08.2020 um 10:50 schrieb Paul B Mahol:
>>>> On 8/21/20, Michael Koch <astroelectronic at t-online.de> wrote:
>>>>> Please add this to the documentation (for example in chapter 20.9 
>>>>> image2)
>>>>> FFmpeg supports the following image formats: BMP, DNG, GIF, JPG, PAM,
>>>>> PGM (binary P5 files are read/write, ascii P2 files are read-only),
>>>> Sorry but that list is incomplete.
>>> Then please add what's missing.
>> FFmpeg's documentation is very incomplete. I had a rough roadmap at 
>> the start of the year for plugging the gaps, but other events 
>> transpired.
>> I hope to start a systematic effort in September.
>> Gyan
>> P.S. ffmpeg supports roughly a few dozen image formats. I'll add the 
>> missing ones to https://ffmpeg.org/general.html#Image-Formats
> That's very interesting. I never found that "General Documentation" 
> file because I thought "ffmpeg-all" contains what the filename 
> implies: All. This is obviously not the case. The filename is 
> misleading, if the file doesn't contain all documentation. Wouldn't it 
> be better to combine these two files into one file, which contains 
> really all?

ffmpeg-all consolidates the documentation for all component options and 
the options of the ffmpeg core binary. tool. Start exploring at 


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