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FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. Its components include:

* ffmpeg -- Converts one video file format to another and
supports grabbing and encoding in real time
from a TV card.
* ffserver -- HTTP (RTSP is being developed) multimedia streaming
server for live broadcasts that supports time
* ffplay -- simple media player based on SDL and the ffmpeg libraries
* libavcodec -- library containing all ffmpeg audio/video
encoders and decoders (most developed from scratch
for best performances and high reusability
* libavformat -- library of parsers and generators for all
common audio/video formats


See for a complete list of documentation


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released on 10 July 2004

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LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey27 October 2004

Leaders and contributors

"Email" Fabrice Bellard Maintainer
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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