VideoLAN Wiki:Syntax

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See also: Documentation:EditingGuidelines

Please follow these guidelines when editing this wiki.
There will be more guidelines later.

The basics

Note: You can practice editing at the Sandbox page whenever you like.

This wiki uses something called "wikimarkup", a way to include plain text on a page and modify how it looks. This is similar to both Wikipedia's markup and HTML.

If you have a minute, learn the basics of editing: a one-page summary and an extensive manual are available at the English Wikipedia.
If you want to "dive right in", find the Edit Toolbar (directly above the edit box) and use the buttons and the dropdown help for assistance.

Common conventions and best practices

  • To show code as pre-formatted text, insert a blank space at the beginning of each line
  • To end a line, either:
    • use two new lines;
    • or use the HTML entity <br />

Calling attention to pages

It's understood that a wiki will eventually become outdated, and needs to stay up-to-date. You can help by:

  • Adding {{Dead link}} after a dead link
  • Adding {{Stub}} at the bottom of a page to show that it needs work
  • Adding {{Check}} after something you think might be incorrect
  • Adding {{Outdated}} to the bottom of out-of-date pages (this is a new feature)

Useful things

See also