FFmpeg

A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

Converting videos and audios has never been so easy.

$ ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi

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August 20, 2014, FFmpeg 2.3.3, 2.2.7, 1.2.8

We have made several new point releases (2.3.3, 2.2.7, 1.2.8). They fix various bugs, as well as CVE-2014-5271 and CVE-2014-5272. Please see the changelog for more details.

We recommend users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.

July 29, 2014, Help us out securing our spot in OPW

Following our previous post regarding our participation on this year's OPW (Outreach Program for Women), we are now reaching out to our users (both individuals and companies) to help us gather the needed money to secure our spot in the program.
We need to put together 6K USD as a minimum but securing more funds would help us towards getting more than one intern.
You can donate by credit card using Click&Pledge and selecting the "OPW" option. If you would like to donate by money transfer or by check, please get in touch by e-mail and we will get back to you with instructions.
Thanks!

July 20, 2014, New website

The FFmpeg project is proud to announce a brand new version of the website made by db0. While this was initially motivated by the need for a larger menu, the whole website ended up being redesigned, and most pages got reworked to ease navigation. We hope you'll enjoy browsing it.

July 17, 2014, FFmpeg 2.3

We have made a new major release (2.3) It contains all features and bugfixes of the git master branch from the 16th July. Please see the Release Notes for a list of note-worthy changes.

We recommend users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.

July 3, 2014, FFmpeg and the Outreach Program For Women

FFmpeg has started the process to become an OPW includer organization for the next round of the program, with internships starting December 9. The OPW aims to "Help women (cis and trans) and genderqueer to get involved in free and open source software". Part of the process requires securing funds to support at least one internship (6K USD), so if you were holding on your donation to FFmpeg, this is a great chance for you to come forward, get in touch and help both the project and a great initiative!

We have set up an email address you can use to contact us about donations and general inquires regarding our participation in the program. Hope to hear from you soon!

June 29, 2014, FFmpeg 2.2.4, 2.1.5, 2.0.5, 1.2.7, 1.1.12, 0.10.14

We have made several new point releases (2.2.4, 2.1.5, 2.0.5, 1.2.7, 1.1.12, 0.10.14). They fix a security issue in the LZO implementation, as well as several other bugs. See the git log for details.

We recommend users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.

May 1, 2014, LinuxTag

Once again FFmpeg will be represented at LinuxTag in Berlin, Germany. The event will take place from 8th to 10th of May. Please note that this year's LinuxTag is at a different location closer to the city center.

We will have a shared booth with XBMC and VideoLAN. If you have media files that cannot be processed correctly with FFmpeg, be sure to have a sample with you so we can have a look!

More information about LinuxTag can be found here

We are looking forward to see you in Berlin!

April 18, 2014, OpenSSL Heartbeat bug

Our server hosting the Trac issue tracker was vulnerable to the attack against OpenSSL known as "heartbleed". The OpenSSL software library was updated on 7th of April, shortly after the vulnerability was publicly disclosed. We have changed the private keys (and certificates) for all FFmpeg servers. The details were sent to the mailing lists by Alexander Strasser, who is part of the project server team. Here is a link to the user mailing list archive .

We encourage you to read up on "OpenSSL heartbleed". It is possible that login data for the issue tracker was exposed to people exploiting this security hole. You might want to change your password in the tracker and everywhere else you used that same password.

April 11, 2014, FFmpeg 2.2.1

We have made a new point releases (2.2.1). It contains bug fixes for Tickets #2893, #3432, #3469, #3486, #3495 and #3540 as well as several other fixes. See the git log for details.

March 24, 2014, FFmpeg 2.2

We have made a new major release (2.2) It contains all features and bugfixes of the git master branch from 1st March. A partial list of new stuff is below:

    - HNM version 4 demuxer and video decoder
    - Live HDS muxer
    - setsar/setdar filters now support variables in ratio expressions
    - elbg filter
    - string validation in ffprobe
    - support for decoding through VDPAU in ffmpeg (the -hwaccel option)
    - complete Voxware MetaSound decoder
    - remove mp3_header_compress bitstream filter
    - Windows resource files for shared libraries
    - aeval filter
    - stereoscopic 3d metadata handling
    - WebP encoding via libwebp
    - ATRAC3+ decoder
    - VP8 in Ogg demuxing
    - side & metadata support in NUT
    - framepack filter
    - XYZ12 rawvideo support in NUT
    - Exif metadata support in WebP decoder
    - OpenGL device
    - Use metadata_header_padding to control padding in ID3 tags (currently used in
    MP3, AIFF, and OMA files), FLAC header, and the AVI "junk" block.
    - Mirillis FIC video decoder
    - Support DNx444
    - libx265 encoder
    - dejudder filter
    - Autodetect VDA like all other hardware accelerations
  

We recommend users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.

February 3, 2014, Chemnitzer Linux-Tage

We happily announce that FFmpeg will be represented at `Chemnitzer Linux-Tage' in Chemnitz, Germany. The event will take place on 15th and 16th of March.

More information can be found here

We invite you to visit us at our booth located in the Linux-Live area! There we will demonstrate usage of FFmpeg, answer your questions and listen to your problems and wishes.

If you have media files that cannot be processed correctly with FFmpeg, be sure to have a sample with you so we can have a look!

We are looking forward to meet you (again)!

February 9, 2014, trac.ffmpeg.org / trac.mplayerhq.hu Security Breach

The server on which FFmpeg and MPlayer Trac issue trackers were installed was compromised. The affected server was taken offline and has been replaced and all software reinstalled. FFmpeg Git, releases, FATE, web and mailinglists are on other servers and were not affected. We believe that the original compromise happened to a server, unrelated to FFmpeg and MPlayer, several months ago. That server was used as a source to clone the VM that we recently moved Trac to. It is not known if anyone used the backdoor that was found.

We recommend all users to change their passwords. Especially users who use a password on Trac that they also use elsewhere, should change that password at least elsewhere.

November 12, 2013, FFmpeg RFP in Debian

Since the splitting of Libav the Debian/Ubuntu maintainers have followed the Libav fork. Many people have requested the packaging of ffmpeg in Debian, as it is more feature-complete and in many cases less buggy.

Rogério Brito, a Debian developer, has proposed a Request For Package (RFP) in the Debian bug tracking system.

Please let the Debian and Ubuntu developers know that you support packaging of the real FFmpeg! See Debian ticket #729203 for more details.

October 28, 2013, FFmpeg 2.1

We have made a new major release (2.1) It contains all features and bugfixes of the git master branch from 28th October. A partial list of new stuff is below:

    - aecho filter
    - perspective filter ported from libmpcodecs
    - ffprobe -show_programs option
    - compand filter
    - RTMP seek support
    - when transcoding with ffmpeg (i.e. not streamcopying), -ss is now accurate
    even when used as an input option. Previous behavior can be restored with
    the -noaccurate_seek option.
    - ffmpeg -t option can now be used for inputs, to limit the duration of
    data read from an input file
    - incomplete Voxware MetaSound decoder
    - read EXIF metadata from JPEG
    - DVB teletext decoder
    - phase filter ported from libmpcodecs
    - w3fdif filter
    - Opus support in Matroska
    - FFV1 version 1.3 is stable and no longer experimental
    - FFV1: YUVA(444,422,420) 9, 10 and 16 bit support
    - changed DTS stream id in lavf mpeg ps muxer from 0x8a to 0x88, to be
    more consistent with other muxers.
    - adelay filter
    - pullup filter ported from libmpcodecs
    - ffprobe -read_intervals option
    - Lossless and alpha support for WebP decoder
    - Error Resilient AAC syntax (ER AAC LC) decoding
    - Low Delay AAC (ER AAC LD) decoding
    - mux chapters in ASF files
    - SFTP protocol (via libssh)
    - libx264: add ability to encode in YUVJ422P and YUVJ444P
    - Fraps: use BT.709 colorspace by default for yuv, as reference fraps decoder does
    - make decoding alpha optional for prores, ffv1 and vp6 by setting
    the skip_alpha flag.
    - ladspa wrapper filter
    - native VP9 decoder
    - dpx parser
    - max_error_rate parameter in ffmpeg
    - PulseAudio output device
    - ReplayGain scanner
    - Enhanced Low Delay AAC (ER AAC ELD) decoding (no LD SBR support)
    - Linux framebuffer output device
    - HEVC decoder, raw HEVC demuxer, HEVC demuxing in TS, Matroska and MP4
    - mergeplanes filter
  

We recommend users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.