usually I expected 'again' some storm of indignation on my criticism of the holy grail in form of the voluntary developers of ffmpeg.
Look man, I am not the director or whatever here and I apologize if I do not always find the right words or expressions - I am German, no Englishman.
It's just my personal opinion I publish here to make that clear and I don't attack, I just show up.
I am grateful for what I get from you, clear?
I'll try to take position and reply to your question as good and as focussed I can.
First... WHAT THE FUCK man, you are ALL volunteers, no pro's?
You should definitely think about your marketing strategy if ever you have one and reconsider what you are doing here.
This project/product is a very fine piece of software and you should definitely
make money with it.
Also consider the fact that not all people who are trying to or do use ffmpeg come from a technical background, even if I think that most are because of what it is.
If you show some 'average internet user' your man-page they get a life-crisis if you know what I mean.
For this kind of specie a documentation must run down like oil.
By the way, there is no GUI-Interface for ffmpeg yet which includes all or almost all possibilities the commanline offers am I right?
I am not talking about Handbrake or some Firefox-extension for Youtube.
You hack systemcalls into the kernel but are not able/willing to develop a GUI with the help of GTK or QT?
Sad. And no, I can't why ever...https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki
Take a look.
First you come on the brilliant idea to put right below the headline the bug-report links.
Are you kidding me?
That belongs to the very end as should almost be the developer documentation right below.
What are you thinking when you design your pages?
That's an example for what I mean if I say 'end up in a very small circle of people'...
It continues with sponsoring programs (okay, I admit... you are volunteers and need every penny you can squeeze out of stingy little ucks like me...)
Conferences and community contributed documentation before you finally get to the white meat.
In my opinion that's all totally wrong.
Who are you trying to address most?
The (very few) people who find bugs or the (very few) sponsors et cetera or the users of you product?
At least I personally like the style - it's not so blown up with fat coloured links like for example the Debian or Arch page or filled with pictures, videos or irritating ads. COMPLIMENT!
So what's next?
Ah yes, ffserver...
Why do you stop developing ffserver?
I was and I am aware of it but I ask myself why?
I my opinion you should continue, extend it.
I can just guess that you probably have not enough time for it to continue.
And yes, I read the comment about its discontinuing.
Getting to the point about the example application of ffmpeg.
Aforementioned users (as lazy ones like myself) expect a very easy to understand and comprehensive man-page
without for example splitting command-lines over several lines more than necessary which complicates the readability.
The ffmpeg (and similar program's) command-line is hard to read and understand enough.
There are on the other hand good and working examples (tested it out in the past weeks) but when it comes to live-streaming things get a little tighter.
Again, in my opinion the structure and display of these could be better.
[Off-topic/ not site specific]
When will there be a comprehensive, sound and in itself closed documentation about how to get a webm-stream 'into' and html video-tag?
If you take a look at these pages which show up under the top 25 google or whatever search-engine queries
(query: webm live stream ffmpeg)https://www.virag.si/2012/11/streaming-live-webm-video-with-ffmpeg/
Okay, you can ask now why don't you do it better?
I need to encounter the question why should I?
Towards the mentioned emty links:
If I recall right this -> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Map
for example wasn't visible until yesterday. (content, link itself exists)
Actually I searched through all links I visited the past few days and on first sight I can't find much I missed the days before.
I will update you as I am not done yet with the wiki.
If is also possible that I a mixing things a bit with other sites like this -> http://wiki.webmproject.org/