[FFmpeg-user] custom codec

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Fri Apr 22 01:14:49 EEST 2022

On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 20:28:57 -0700, Right On wrote:
> hi - i was wanting to encode a video using the amv4
> <http://www.amarectv.com/english/amv4.html> codec. this codec is currently
> not supported in ffmpeg - is there a way to add it? it's installed to my
> computer so i assumed there would be a way to call it but it doesn't come
> up when i run ffmpeg - encoders

No, ffmpeg cannot use arbitrary DLL codecs.

If I remember correctly, mencoder was able to do this, but possibly
only for a set of known codec DLLs.


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