FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library.
FFmpeg is free software licensed under the LGPL or GPL depending on your choice of configuration options. If you use FFmpeg or its constituent libraries, you must adhere to the terms of the license in question. You can find basic compliance information and get licensing help on our license and legal considerations page (http://
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- Timothy Gu
- Programming Languages:
- C, Assembly
GNU GPL v2,
GNU GPL v3,
GNU LGPL v2.1,
GNU LGPL v3
(Depending on how ffmpeg is configured, GPLv2, GPLv3, LGPLv2.1, LGPLv3, or nonfree licensed libraries can be created. The ubuntu and debian packages are compiled in GPL mode.)