|author||Cris <CrisBRM@users.noreply.github.com>||2015-04-03 17:20:59 +0100|
|committer||wm4 <wm4@nowhere>||2015-04-09 20:36:39 +0200|
Signed-off-by: wm4 <wm4@nowhere>
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@@ -1,22 +1,39 @@
+* [FFmpeg vs. Libav](#ffmpeg-vs-libav)
+* [Release cycle](#release-cycle)
+* [Bug reports](#bug-reports)
+* [Relation to MPlayer and mplayer2](#relation-to-mplayer-and-mplayer2)
+* [Man pages](http://mpv.io/manual/master/)
**mpv** is a media player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide
variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.
Releases can be found on the [release list][releases].
For semi-official builds and third-party packages please see
Compiling with full features requires development files for several
external libraries. Below is a list of some important requirements.
@@ -89,16 +106,16 @@ OSX.
If you want to build a Windows binary, you either have to use MSYS2 and MinGW,
or cross-compile from Linux with MinGW. See [Windows compilation][windows_compilation].
-FFmpeg vs. Libav
+## FFmpeg vs. Libav
Generally, mpv should work with the latest release as well as the git version
of both FFmpeg and Libav. But FFmpeg is preferred, and some mpv features work
with FFmpeg only. See the [wiki article][ffmpeg_vs_libav] about the issue.
+## Release cycle
Every few months, a new release is cut off of the master branch and is assigned
a 0.X.0 version number.
@@ -116,21 +133,21 @@ Releases other than the latest release are unsupported and unmaintained.
See the [release policy document][release-policy] for more information.
+## Bug reports
Please use the [issue tracker][issue-tracker] provided by GitHub to send us bug
reports or feature requests.
For small changes you can just send us pull requests through GitHub. For bigger
changes come and talk to us on IRC before you start working on them. It will
make code review easier for both parties later on.
-Relation to MPlayer and mplayer2
+## Relation to MPlayer and mplayer2
mpv is based on mplayer2, which in turn is based on the original MPlayer
(also called mplayer, mplayer-svn, mplayer1). Many changes have been made, a
@@ -151,8 +168,8 @@ MPlayer drop-in replacement.
If you are wondering what's different from mplayer2 and MPlayer, an incomplete
list of changes is located [here][mplayer-changes].
Most activity happens on the IRC channel and the github issue tracker. The
mailing lists are mostly unused.
@@ -176,3 +193,8 @@ only if discretion is required.