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FFmpeg Java

by Andrew Brampton (bramp.net) (c) 2013-2014,2016

A fluent interface to running FFmpeg from Java.

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Install

Maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>net.bramp.ffmpeg</groupId>
  <artifactId>ffmpeg</artifactId>
  <version>0.6.2</version>
</dependency>

Usage

Video Encoding

Code:

FFmpeg ffmpeg = new FFmpeg("/path/to/ffmpeg");
FFprobe ffprobe = new FFprobe("/path/to/ffprobe");

FFmpegBuilder builder = new FFmpegBuilder()

  .setInput("input.mp4")     // Filename, or a FFmpegProbeResult
  .overrideOutputFiles(true) // Override the output if it exists

  .addOutput("output.mp4")   // Filename for the destination
    .setFormat("mp4")        // Format is inferred from filename, or can be set
    .setTargetSize(250_000)  // Aim for a 250KB file

    .disableSubtitle()       // No subtiles

    .setAudioChannels(1)         // Mono audio
    .setAudioCodec("aac")        // using the aac codec
    .setAudioSampleRate(48_000)  // at 48KHz
    .setAudioBitRate(32768)      // at 32 kbit/s

    .setVideoCodec("libx264")     // Video using x264
    .setVideoFrameRate(24, 1)     // at 24 frames per second
    .setVideoResolution(640, 480) // at 640x480 resolution

    .setStrict(FFmpegBuilder.Strict.EXPERIMENTAL) // Allow FFmpeg to use experimental specs
    .done();

FFmpegExecutor executor = new FFmpegExecutor(ffmpeg, ffprobe);

// Run a one-pass encode
executor.createJob(builder).run();

// Or run a two-pass encode (which is better quality at the cost of being slower)
executor.createTwoPassJob(builder).run();

Get Media Information

Code:

FFprobe ffprobe = new FFprobe("/path/to/ffprobe");
FFmpegProbeResult probeResult = ffprobe.probe("input.mp4");

FFmpegFormat format = probeResult.getFormat();
System.out.format("%nFile: '%s' ; Format: '%s' ; Duration: %.3fs", 
	format.filename, 
	format.format_long_name,
	format.duration
);

FFmpegStream stream = probeResult.getStreams().get(0);
System.out.format("%nCodec: '%s' ; Width: %dpx ; Height: %dpx",
	stream.codec_long_name,
	stream.width,
	stream.height
);

Get progress while encoding

FFmpegExecutor executor = new FFmpegExecutor(ffmpeg, ffprobe);

FFmpegProbeResult in = ffprobe.probe("input.flv");

FFmpegBuilder builder = new FFmpegBuilder()
	.setInput(in) // Or filename
	.addOutput("output.mp4")
	.done();

FFmpegJob job = executor.createJob(builder, new ProgressListener() {

	// Using the FFmpegProbeResult determine the duration of the input
	final double duration_ns = in.getFormat().duration * TimeUnit.SECONDS.toNanos(1);

	@Override
	public void progress(Progress progress) {
		double percentage = progress.out_time_ns / duration_ns;

		// Print out interesting information about the progress
		System.out.println(String.format(
			"[%.0f%%] status:%s frame:%d time:%s ms fps:%.0f speed:%.2fx",
			percentage * 100,
			progress.status,
			progress.frame,
			FFmpegUtils.toTimecode(progress.out_time_ns, TimeUnit.NANOSECONDS),
			progress.fps.doubleValue(),
			progress.speed
		));
	}
});

job.run();

Building & Releasing

If you wish to make changes, then building and releasing is simple:

# To build
mvn

# To test
mvn test

# To release (pushing jar to maven central)
mvn release:prepare
mvn release:perform

# To publish javadoc
git checkout ffmpeg-0.x
mvn clean javadoc:aggregate scm-publish:publish-scm

Install FFmpeg on Ubuntu

We only the support the original FFmpeg, not the libav version. Before Ubuntu 12.04, and in 15.04 and later the original FFmpeg is shipped. If you have to run on a version with libav, you can install FFmpeg from a PPA, or using the static build. More information here

Get invovled!

We welcome contributions. Please check the issue tracker. If you see something you wish to work on, please either comment on the issue, or just send a pull request. Want to work on something else, then just open a issue, and we can discuss! We appreciate documentation improvements, code cleanup, or new features. Please be mindful that all work is done on a volunteer basis, thus we can be slow to reply.

Licence (Simplified BSD License)

Copyright (c) 2016, Andrew Brampton
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
  list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

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  this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
  and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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