[Ffmpeg-devel] List of output formats/codecs?

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Wed Jun 29 06:13:05 CEST 2005

Ian Gowen wrote:

> Howdy, I'm working on integrating FFMpeg into another application,
> and I was wondering if there is a way to get a list of usable output
> formats and encoders at runtime, and possibly(this is probably a long
> shot) what pixel formats are valid with the combination of an
> encoder/container.

For the former, unless I'm misunderstanding how it works, 'ffmpeg
-formats' should do what you want. For the latter, not as far as I know.

Out of curiosity, is there any particular reason you're wanting to use
the ffmpeg binary itself, iather than libavcodec as a library?

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