[Libav-user] How to get started with libav

René Calles me at renecalles.de
Sun Mar 17 16:15:49 CET 2013

Dear Developers,

i would like to ask you for help about pointing me where to start ( except for programming language ) to understand the basics in programmatically using Libav in general. I would like to understand the general basics and hope someone could point me to some resource where i can find that.

So, from my actual understanding there are the following steps:

1. Demuxing of a file / stream => output raw stream
2. Decode audio / video => output samples / frames
3. Do filtering
4. Encode audio / video => output raw streams
5. Multiplex audio / video => output file / stream

Is this even right? Am i missing anything? What could / should i do or know to understand those single steps except of reading the ffmpeg code ;) ?

Thanks a lot for all your help and of course your work you already did.
Hope to be able to sent some patches in the near future too.


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