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

Gyan Doshi ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Sun Aug 23 10:15:44 EEST 2020

On 23-08-2020 11:07 am, Hans Carlson wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2020, Carl Zwanzig wrote:
>> On 8/22/2020 2:03 AM, Nicolas George wrote:
>>> There is no duplication, only multiple outputs. Would you also 
>>> remove the man pages because they are "duplicate" of the HTML pages?
>> Multiple outputs is not duplicative? If the same info in the same 
>> format is in two places, that rather sounds like duplication.
> I can't say this with certainty, but I believe the man pages (and 
> other docs) are auto-generated.  ie, there is one central source for 
> the docs (texinfo ?) and all other docs (man, html, etc) are generated 
> from that source.
> Likewise for the "ffmpeg-all" man page.  It's not a separately 
> maintained page, it's auto-generated from all the other man pages.
> Again, I might be wrong, but I **think** that's the case.
> Someone more knowledgeable really should confirm this.
>> Re man pages- last time I checked, those are not considered web pages 
>> and have a different format & usage, therefore not the same. (OTOH, I 
>> don't use the man pages, so..... see below.)
> Many people DO use the man pages, so please don't consider removing 
> them. Again though, I believe they are auto-generated based on other 
> doc sources, so there's no need to maintain separate docs.

Yes, there's only one source repository for the documentation text, and 
the format is texinfo.


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