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Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

John Riselvato
Hello everyone,

Yesterday I released my first programming book: "The FFmpeg Bible - 112
Questions Answered: Edit Audio & Video Like a Pro for Youtube and Social
Media"

"This is the ultimate FFmpeg programmers guide for users at any level.
Readers at the novice level can gracefully learn FFmpeg and become
upper-intermediate in no time. Soon you’ll be able to edit audio and video
like a pro! Over 112 Questions fully answered with examples, scripts and
images!"

Really it's an introductory book that answers the top 112 questions found
all over the internet. It's currently available through Amazon in over 13
countries in both Paperback and Kindle. I'm extremely proud of the
outcome of the final product and ready to share it with future FFmpeg
programmers.

So my question is, is it possible to add this book to the "Books about
FFmpeg" found here: https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html

My website link with all 13 countries can be found here which is the
preferred link to add to the website:
http://johnriselvato.com/the-ffmpeg-bible-is-now-on-amazon-paperback-ebook/

Thank you very much,
John Riselvato
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Carl Eugen Hoyos-2
Am Do., 16. Apr. 2020 um 14:59 Uhr schrieb John Riselvato
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> So my question is, is it possible to add this book to the "Books about
> FFmpeg" found here: https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html

There is a git repository:
https://git.ffmpeg.org/gitweb/ffmpeg-web.git

Send your patch - made with git format-patch - to the FFmpeg
development mailing list. I don't know if it will be accepted.

Carl Eugen
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

John Riselvato
Oh interesting, I appreciate you explaining that to me.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 6:03 PM Carl Eugen Hoyos <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Am Do., 16. Apr. 2020 um 14:59 Uhr schrieb John Riselvato
> <[hidden email]>:
>
> > So my question is, is it possible to add this book to the "Books about
> > FFmpeg" found here: https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html
>
> There is a git repository:
> https://git.ffmpeg.org/gitweb/ffmpeg-web.git
>
> Send your patch - made with git format-patch - to the FFmpeg
> development mailing list. I don't know if it will be accepted.
>
> Carl Eugen
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Michael Koch
Am 17.04.2020 um 02:18 schrieb John Riselvato:
> Oh interesting, I appreciate you explaining that to me.

There is some documentation here:
https://www.ffmpeg.org/git-howto.html

If you figure out how git works, that would be a nice new chapter for
your book.

Michael

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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Mick Finn
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Does any of the $30 for ebook make it back to ffmpeg development community?

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> On Apr 16, 2020, at 7:59 PM, John Riselvato <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> Yesterday I released my first programming book: "The FFmpeg Bible - 112
> Questions Answered: Edit Audio & Video Like a Pro for Youtube and Social
> Media"
>
> "This is the ultimate FFmpeg programmers guide for users at any level.
> Readers at the novice level can gracefully learn FFmpeg and become
> upper-intermediate in no time. Soon you’ll be able to edit audio and video
> like a pro! Over 112 Questions fully answered with examples, scripts and
> images!"
>
> Really it's an introductory book that answers the top 112 questions found
> all over the internet. It's currently available through Amazon in over 13
> countries in both Paperback and Kindle. I'm extremely proud of the
> outcome of the final product and ready to share it with future FFmpeg
> programmers.
>
> So my question is, is it possible to add this book to the "Books about
> FFmpeg" found here: https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html
>
> My website link with all 13 countries can be found here which is the
> preferred link to add to the website:
> http://johnriselvato.com/the-ffmpeg-bible-is-now-on-amazon-paperback-ebook/
>
> Thank you very much,
> John Riselvato
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Mark Filipak
On 04/17/2020 02:39 AM, Mick Finn wrote:
> Does any of the $30 for ebook make it back to ffmpeg development community?

Why would a member of the ffmpeg development community buy a book on ffmpeg?
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Mick Finn
They wouldn’t; but it seems appropriate to return sine of the profits for a how to book gleaned from this newsletter and free publications by ffmpeg developers to the people/organization who maintain ffmpeg - just a suggestion

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> On Apr 17, 2020, at 2:51 PM, Mark Filipak <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On 04/17/2020 02:39 AM, Mick Finn wrote:
>> Does any of the $30 for ebook make it back to ffmpeg development community?
>
> Why would a member of the ffmpeg development community buy a book on ffmpeg?
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Mark Filipak
On 04/17/2020 08:35 AM, Mick Finn wrote:
> They wouldn’t; but it seems appropriate to return sine of the profits for a how to book gleaned from this newsletter and free publications by ffmpeg developers to the people/organization who maintain ffmpeg - just a suggestion

Everyone needs to make money.

May I suggest that the ffmpeg developers write their own book and thereby supplement their incomes?
The documentation sorely needs work. Fixing the documentation while simultaneously authoring a book
makes sense, doesn't it?

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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

John Riselvato
It's a full-color book and I'm only getting 5 USD per sale because of the
number of pages. So even if I sold 100 books (which I've yet to sell a
single book since releasing it 2 days ago) I would barely cover a week of
the 2 months I spend writing it, plus editing and cover art. I'm never
going to make the money back on this project it's just a resume builder
during this time I don't have a job because of the virus. I'm returning the
favor by creating a book to hopefully introduce the API to the next
generation of FFmpeg users.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 8:49 AM Mark Filipak <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 04/17/2020 08:35 AM, Mick Finn wrote:
> > They wouldn’t; but it seems appropriate to return sine of the profits
> for a how to book gleaned from this newsletter and free publications by
> ffmpeg developers to the people/organization who maintain ffmpeg - just a
> suggestion
>
> Everyone needs to make money.
>
> May I suggest that the ffmpeg developers write their own book and thereby
> supplement their incomes?
> The documentation sorely needs work. Fixing the documentation while
> simultaneously authoring a book
> makes sense, doesn't it?
>
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Moritz Barsnick
On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 15:44:54 -0400, John Riselvato wrote:
> It's a full-color book and I'm only getting 5 USD per sale because of the
> number of pages. So even if I sold 100 books (which I've yet to sell a
> single book since releasing it 2 days ago) I would barely cover a week of
> the 2 months I spend writing it, plus editing and cover art. I'm never
> going to make the money back on this project it's just a resume builder
> during this time I don't have a job because of the virus. I'm returning the
> favor by creating a book to hopefully introduce the API to the next
> generation of FFmpeg users.

This is totally legit. (Unless you're only scraping other people's
support efforts. :->)

While you *can* sell open source software under certain conditions -
even if it's not yours - that is quite frowned upon. On the other hand,
making a business out of support for open source software is accepted
and widespread. Even SuSE and Redhat and many many others live off this
(and off other services and prorietary enhancements of course).

Disclaimer: I haven't seen your book yet. :-)

Moritz
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

John Riselvato
After receiving feedback from this email forum and Reddit. I've decided to
remove the book from Amazon and will rebrand it as a beginner's guide. I
never meant to be disingenuous and it seems calling it a *bible* has pissed
off a lot of people. I wont be adding it to the list of recommended books
any time soon. Thanks for all the feedback and comments, I should have
asked the community input first before publishing it.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM Moritz Barsnick <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 15:44:54 -0400, John Riselvato wrote:
> > It's a full-color book and I'm only getting 5 USD per sale because of the
> > number of pages. So even if I sold 100 books (which I've yet to sell a
> > single book since releasing it 2 days ago) I would barely cover a week of
> > the 2 months I spend writing it, plus editing and cover art. I'm never
> > going to make the money back on this project it's just a resume builder
> > during this time I don't have a job because of the virus. I'm returning
> the
> > favor by creating a book to hopefully introduce the API to the next
> > generation of FFmpeg users.
>
> This is totally legit. (Unless you're only scraping other people's
> support efforts. :->)
>
> While you *can* sell open source software under certain conditions -
> even if it's not yours - that is quite frowned upon. On the other hand,
> making a business out of support for open source software is accepted
> and widespread. Even SuSE and Redhat and many many others live off this
> (and off other services and prorietary enhancements of course).
>
> Disclaimer: I haven't seen your book yet. :-)
>
> Moritz
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Mark Filipak
On 04/22/2020 10:59 AM, John Riselvato wrote:
> After receiving feedback from this email forum and Reddit. I've decided to
> remove the book from Amazon and will rebrand it as a beginner's guide. I
> never meant to be disingenuous and it seems calling it a *bible* has pissed
> off a lot of people...

John,

You might want to call it a Cook Book.
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Re: Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

Hwaen Ch'uqi
Greetings John,

I for one am sorry to hear that you got such feedback. I sadly think
that there are a class of people who simply enjoy parsing to the end
of feeding their own need for negativity. I hope your book is still
available somewhere, because I had intentions of purchasing a copy
when I could next afford it.

Hwaen Ch'uqi


On 4/22/20, Mark Filipak <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 04/22/2020 10:59 AM, John Riselvato wrote:
>> After receiving feedback from this email forum and Reddit. I've decided to
>> remove the book from Amazon and will rebrand it as a beginner's guide. I
>> never meant to be disingenuous and it seems calling it a *bible* has
>> pissed
>> off a lot of people...
>
> John,
>
> You might want to call it a Cook Book.
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On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 8:55 AM Hwaen Ch'uqi <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Greetings John,
>
> I for one am sorry to hear that you got such feedback. I sadly think
> that there are a class of people who simply enjoy parsing to the end
> of feeding their own need for negativity. I hope your book is still
> available somewhere, because I had intentions of purchasing a copy
> when I could next afford it.
>
> Hwaen Ch'uqi
>
>
>
I will echo Hwaen's thoughts. I did purchase the book and will review it
when I have it, but for people like me that tend to google how to script
for a result over and over, this book seems very timely.

I have also been trying to teach FFMPEG skills to video editors in my
remote offices. I feel like I've written half this book already. When
available, I will be sending a few copies around.

--

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Product Manager, Digital Media & Systems | www.contentbridge.tv
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