I’ll just quote what I said from my homepage:
I see a lot of the same questions constantly come up on the Gentoo Forums and on #gentoo about how to do some stuff with multimedia, ranging from basic to advanced topics. Most of these are already answered and come up on a regular basis.
I’m not claiming to be a multimedia guru, but I have run into a lot of simliar situations and played with a lot of applications, and get tired of seeing the same unanswered questions over and over. I’m going to write up a FAQ that should hopefully field the more common questions.
I’ve listed below a few of the ones that I already plan on answering. If there are more that you can think of (keep them simple and short, please) drop me an e-mail at beandog at gentoo dot org.
So, send in your questions.
Here’s the URL: http://dev.gentoo.org/~beandog/faq/multimedia.html