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2. Project management

This week I worked on defining my final project idea and started to getting used to the documentation process.

How to edit it

You can edit it on Gitlab. The software used turns simple text files written in Markdown format, into the site you are navigating.

No worries, you can’t break anything, all the changes you make are saved under Version Control using GIT. This means that you have all the different versions of your page saved and available all the time in the Gitlab interface.

In short

  • This website is built automatically by gitlab every time you edit the files in the docs folder
  • It does so thanks to Mkdocs a static site generator written in Python
  • You must start customizing the file mkdocs.yml with your information
  • You can change the looks of your website using mkdocs themes, you can find in the mkdocs.yml the options for the Material Mkdocs theme
  • If you want to start from scratch, you can delete everything (using git-rm) in this repository and push any other static website

Visual Studio Code

I found The best application for editing Markdown documentations is Visual Studio Code

HTML5 MP4 ffmpeg encoding

To compress video you can use one of the following commands in Git Bash

variable bit rate 1080p MP3:

ffmpeg -i input_video_name -vcodec libx264 -crf 25 -preset medium -vf scale=-2:1080 -acodec libmp3lame -q:a 4 -ar 48000 -ac 2 output_video_name.mp4

No audio:

ffmpeg -i input_video_name -vcodec libx264 -b:v 1000k -vf scale=-2:1080 -an output_video_name.mp4

Last update: September 21, 2021