FFmpeg Basics reviews
Jeff McCormack, Manager, Video Products, Rogers Digital Media at Rogers Communications
Thank you for sending me a copy. I've skimmed it and can already tell that a book like this is sorely needed due
to lack of documentation, or at least how to use the documentation in writing scripts to transcode video.
You are more than an expert than I but I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn
ffmpeg and is already at a beginner or intermediate level with it.
Maxim Levkov, Adobe Systems
Had a chance to briefly view the pages of the book, from the Amazon samples. I'd say, at glance, it looks like
an excellent reference and guidance. I'd been keen to do a review on your book, and even buy it, as it
contains great deal of valuable information...
I use many of the tools in the industry and often have to deal with combinations of elements that commercial
tools cannot do. This is where FFMPEG comes to the rescue. Of course knowing its strength and weaknesses is
what helps me to achieve the desired outputs. Hence, any and all resources, provide guidance into the core
of the understanding for the inter-works to increase the consistency of the output.
Thank you for putting this together and making it available for public consumption.
Malik Cisse, Senior Engineer R&D, Enciris Technologies, France
I have been using FFmpeg for 10years now, I used the ffplay part (I extracted some code there to write my own
lightwight SDL player). I also used VC-1 and H.264 decoder from libavcodec and the muxing/demuxing and
streaming features. The book is interesting because it addresses the part of FFMPEG I am not that familiar
with (image processing).
To next editions can be added Audio/Video streaming and how to use FFMPEG resources programmatically
(e.g linking to libavcodec or other libs).
I would recommend this book for beginners and I already spoke about it in my office.