[blfs-book] r10666 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome multimedia/videoutils

ken at linuxfromscratch.org ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 14 16:46:11 PDT 2012


Author: ken
Date: 2012-09-14 17:46:07 -0600 (Fri, 14 Sep 2012)
New Revision: 10666

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general.ent
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
   trunk/BOOK/multimedia/videoutils/transcode.xml
Log:
Put in a Note in transcode, to replace the comment about the patch, and expand the entry on tccat.

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general.ent
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2012-09-14 19:18:38 UTC (rev 10665)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2012-09-14 23:46:07 UTC (rev 10666)
@@ -3,13 +3,13 @@
 $Date$
 -->
 
-<!ENTITY day          "13">                   <!-- Always 2 digits -->
+<!ENTITY day          "14">                   <!-- Always 2 digits -->
 <!ENTITY month        "09">                   <!-- Always 2 digits -->
 <!ENTITY year         "2012">
 <!ENTITY copyrightdate "2001-&year;">
 <!ENTITY copyholder   "The BLFS Development Team">
 <!ENTITY version      "&year;-&month;-&day;">
-<!ENTITY releasedate  "September 13th, &year;">
+<!ENTITY releasedate  "September 14th, &year;">
 <!-- <!ENTITY releasedate  "November &day;st, &year;"> -->
 <!ENTITY pubdate      "&year;-&month;-&day;"> <!-- metadata req. by TLDP -->
 <!ENTITY blfs-version "svn">                  <!-- svn|[release #] -->

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2012-09-14 19:18:38 UTC (rev 10665)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2012-09-14 23:46:07 UTC (rev 10666)
@@ -52,6 +52,10 @@
         <listitem>
           <para>[rthomsen] - Qt 4.8.3.</para>
         </listitem>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>[ken] - change the comment about ffmpeg functionality
+          in transcode to a note.</para>
+        </listitem>
       </itemizedlist>
     </listitem>
     

Modified: trunk/BOOK/multimedia/videoutils/transcode.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/multimedia/videoutils/transcode.xml	2012-09-14 19:18:38 UTC (rev 10665)
+++ trunk/BOOK/multimedia/videoutils/transcode.xml	2012-09-14 23:46:07 UTC (rev 10666)
@@ -79,12 +79,6 @@
         <para>
           Required patch:
           <ulink url="&patch-root;/transcode-&transcode-version;-ffmpeg-1.patch"/>
-          : Note that although this allows <application>transcode</application>
-          to compile with current <application>ffmpeg</application>, it fails if
-          it calls ffmpeg at runtime, e.g. for certain format conversions.  The
-	  remaining parts of the application, such as <command>tccat</command>,
-          work and <command>ffmpeg</command> can be invoked outside of
-          <command>transcode</command> if needed.
         </para>
       </listitem>
     </itemizedlist>
@@ -135,6 +129,21 @@
   <sect2 role="installation">
     <title>Installation of Transcode</title>
 
+    <note>
+      <para>The details of how the <application>ffmpeg</application> libraries
+      are used has changed since this version of
+      <application>transcode</application> was released. The patch allows the
+      package to be compiled, but some or all of the internal calls to
+      <application>ffmpeg</application> fail at run time (they report an error
+      and processing continues, but without any output).</para>
+
+      <para>For many packages, that would be a critical error. In this case,
+      the main reason to install <application>transcode</application> is for
+      the <command>tccat</command> program, which works.  Some of the
+      <command>transcode</command> options work - for the others, use
+      <command>ffmpeg</command> directly on the command line.</para>
+    </note>
+
     <para>
       Install <application>Transcode</application> by running the following
       commands:
@@ -269,7 +278,8 @@
         <listitem>
           <para>
             concatenates input files using the input plugins of
-            <application>Transcode</application>.
+            <application>Transcode</application>.  This is useful
+            for extracting VOB (Video OBject) files.
           </para>
           <indexterm zone="transcode tccat">
             <primary sortas="b-tccat">tccat</primary>




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