Libav is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.
libavcodecprovides implementation of a wider range of codecs.
libavformatimplements streaming protocols, container formats and basic I/O access.
libavutilincludes hashers, decompressors and miscellaneous utility functions.
libavfilterprovides a mean to alter decoded Audio and Video through chain of filters.
libavdeviceprovides an abstraction to access capture and playback devices.
libavresampleimplements audio mixing and resampling routines.
libswscaleimplements color conversion and scaling routines.
- avconv is a command line toolbox to manipulate, convert and stream multimedia content.
- avplay is a minimalistic multimedia player.
- avprobe is a simple analisys tool to inspect multimedia content.
- Additional small tools such as
The offline documentation is available in the doc/ directory.
The online documentation is available in the main website and in the wiki.
Conding examples are available in the doc/example directory.
Libav codebase is mainly LGPL-licensed with optional components licensed under GPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file for detailed information.