FFmpeg Documentation

Libavcodec Documentation

Table of Contents

1. Description

The libavcodec library provides a generic encoding/decoding framework and contains multiple decoders and encoders for audio, video and subtitle streams, and several bitstream filters.

The shared architecture provides various services ranging from bit stream I/O to DSP optimizations, and makes it suitable for implementing robust and fast codecs as well as for experimentation.

2. See Also

ffmpeg, ffplay, ffprobe, ffserver, ffmpeg-codecs, bitstream-filters, libavutil

3. Authors

The FFmpeg developers.

For details about the authorship, see the Git history of the project (git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg), e.g. by typing the command git log in the FFmpeg source directory, or browsing the online repository at http://source.ffmpeg.org.

Maintainers for the specific components are listed in the file ‘MAINTAINERS’ in the source code tree.