[Libav-user] How to get started with libav

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Sun Mar 17 19:20:23 CET 2013

Le septidi 27 ventôse, an CCXXI, René Calles a écrit :
> 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.

Did you have a look at the doc directory in the source tree, especially the
examples subdirectory?

> So, from my actual understanding there are the following steps:
> 1. Demuxing of a file / stream => output raw stream

After demuxing, you get "packets".

> 2. Decode audio / video => output samples / frames
> 3. Do filtering

> 4. Encode audio / video => output raw streams

Same as before, you get packets.

> 5. Multiplex audio / video => output file / stream
> Is this even right?

Apart from the packets thing, it looks right.


  Nicolas George
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