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A frontend for ffmpeg using only pipes, not under GPL, but under BSD license.
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A frontend for ffmpeg(libav) using only pipes, to encode/decode/convert videos by each frame, not under GPL, but under BSD license.


  • To get ffmpeg's infomation (versions,codecs,formats,pix_fmts,...)
  • To decode frames from a video
  • To encode a video within posting frames in Python

You can install and test pipeffmpeg as follows:

  1. download ffmpeg(libav) binary or source and build that (not necessary as shared-library).
  2. set bin/ffmpeg or ffmpeg.exe(under Windows) into PATH environment
  3. download into your current directory or site-packages

pipeffmpeg (currently version 0.1.1) is also available at PyPI

pip install pipeffmpeg

Please report issues as well as configuration details for your working PipeFFmpeg installations at

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