Simple FFMPEG wrapper library for audio/video decoding
C Pascal CMake Shell
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Acinerella is a simple wrapper for the playback facilities of the FFMpeg libraries libavcodec and libavutils. Because of a very simple API that only needs about 10 functions, it takes only a few minutes to convert its header file. Therefore Acinerella is easy to use with other programming languages and lets you create your own video or audio player in a very short time.

Acinerella allows you to load your media streams directly from memory without the need of registering an ominous protocol format.


Easy to use API

Acinerella does all the "FFMpeg stuff" for you. Decoding videos was never easier.

A single compact library

FFMpeg can be staticaly linked into Acinerella

Easy to use with other programming languages

The Acinerella header file has only about 120 lines and is easy to port to other programming languages. A pascal header exists.

Cross plattform

Acinerella and FFMpeg are cross-plattform - A Win32 package is available.


Make sure you have a recent version of FFMpeg and CMake installed. Under Linux, building Acinerella is as simple as runing the following commands:

git clone
cd acinerella && mkdir build && cd build;
cmake .. && make

Old versions

Unsupported old binary versions of Acinerella may be found at


Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Andreas Stoeckel

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.