FFmpeg is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.
libavcodec provides implementation of a wider range of codecs.
libavformat implements streaming protocols, container formats and basic I/O access.
libavutil includes hashers, decompressors and miscellaneous utility functions.
libavfilter provides means to alter decoded audio and video through a directed graph of connected filters.
libavdevice provides an abstraction to access capture and playback devices.
libswresample implements audio mixing and resampling routines.
libswscale implements color conversion and scaling routines.
The offline documentation is available in the doc/ directory.
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.