FFmpeg is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.
libavcodecprovides implementation of a wider range of codecs.
libavformatimplements streaming protocols, container formats and basic I/O access.
libavutilincludes hashers, decompressors and miscellaneous utility functions.
libavfilterprovides means to alter decoded audio and video through a directed graph of connected filters.
libavdeviceprovides an abstraction to access capture and playback devices.
libswresampleimplements audio mixing and resampling routines.
libswscaleimplements color conversion and scaling routines.
- ffmpeg is a command line toolbox to manipulate, convert and stream multimedia content.
- ffplay is a minimalistic multimedia player.
- ffprobe is a simple analysis tool to inspect multimedia content.
- Additional small tools such as
The offline documentation is available in the doc/ directory.
The online documentation is available in the main website and in the wiki.
Coding examples are available in the doc/examples directory.
FFmpeg codebase is mainly LGPL-licensed with optional components licensed under GPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file for detailed information.
Patches should be submitted to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list using
git format-patch or
git send-email. Github pull requests should be
avoided because they are not part of our review process and will be ignored.