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3@settitle General Documentation
4@titlepage
d0e1cd3d 5@center @titlefont{General Documentation}
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8@top
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10@contents
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12@chapter external libraries
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f8a45fa1 14Libav can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support
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15for more formats. None of them are used by default, their use has to be
16explicitly requested by passing the appropriate flags to @file{./configure}.
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87a84431 18@section OpenCORE AMR
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f8a45fa1 20Libav can make use of the OpenCORE libraries for AMR-NB
87a84431 21decoding/encoding and AMR-WB decoding.
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1eb0811e 23Go to @url{http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencore-amr/} and follow the instructions for
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24installing the libraries. Then pass @code{--enable-libopencore-amrnb} and/or
25@code{--enable-libopencore-amrwb} to configure to enable the libraries.
26
27Note that OpenCORE is under the Apache License 2.0 (see
28@url{http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0} for details), which is
29incompatible with the LGPL version 2.1 and GPL version 2. You have to
f8a45fa1 30upgrade Libav's license to LGPL version 3 (or if you have enabled
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31GPL components, GPL version 3) to use it.
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34@chapter Supported File Formats and Codecs
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0584b718 36You can use the @code{-formats} and @code{-codecs} options to have an exhaustive list.
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38@section File Formats
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f8a45fa1 40Libav supports the following file formats through the @code{libavformat}
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41library:
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43@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 44@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
64c2f20a 45@item 4xm @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 46 @tab 4X Technologies format, used in some games.
f0b19bd3 47@item 8088flex TMV @tab @tab X
574b183d 48@item Adobe Filmstrip @tab X @tab X
39271be4 49@item Audio IFF (AIFF) @tab X @tab X
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50@item American Laser Games MM @tab @tab X
51 @tab Multimedia format used in games like Mad Dog McCree.
39271be4 52@item 3GPP AMR @tab X @tab X
cd223e0b 53@item Apple HTTP Live Streaming @tab @tab X
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54@item ASF @tab X @tab X
55@item AVI @tab X @tab X
39271be4 56@item AVISynth @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 57@item AVS @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 58 @tab Multimedia format used by the Creature Shock game.
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59@item Beam Software SIFF @tab @tab X
60 @tab Audio and video format used in some games by Beam Software.
61@item Bethesda Softworks VID @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 62 @tab Used in some games from Bethesda Softworks.
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63@item Bink @tab @tab X
64 @tab Multimedia format used by many games.
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65@item Bitmap Brothers JV @tab @tab X
66 @tab Used in Z and Z95 games.
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67@item Brute Force & Ignorance @tab @tab X
68 @tab Used in the game Flash Traffic: City of Angels.
69@item Interplay C93 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 70 @tab Used in the game Cyberia from Interplay.
913c3e2c 71@item Delphine Software International CIN @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 72 @tab Multimedia format used by Delphine Software games.
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73@item CD+G @tab @tab X
74 @tab Video format used by CD+G karaoke disks
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75@item Core Audio Format @tab @tab X
76 @tab Apple Core Audio Format
39271be4 77@item CRC testing format @tab X @tab
913c3e2c 78@item Creative Voice @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 79 @tab Created for the Sound Blaster Pro.
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80@item CRYO APC @tab @tab X
81 @tab Audio format used in some games by CRYO Interactive Entertainment.
39271be4 82@item D-Cinema audio @tab X @tab X
e6565055 83@item Deluxe Paint Animation @tab @tab X
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84@item DFA @tab @tab X
85 @tab This format is used in Chronomaster game
913c3e2c 86@item DV video @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 87@item DXA @tab @tab X
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88 @tab This format is used in the non-Windows version of the Feeble Files
89 game and different game cutscenes repacked for use with ScummVM.
39271be4 90@item Electronic Arts cdata @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 91@item Electronic Arts Multimedia @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 92 @tab Used in various EA games; files have extensions like WVE and UV2.
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93@item FFM (FFserver live feed) @tab X @tab X
94@item Flash (SWF) @tab X @tab X
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95@item Flash 9 (AVM2) @tab X @tab X
96 @tab Only embedded audio is decoded.
97@item FLI/FLC/FLX animation @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 98 @tab .fli/.flc files
6ffd7edd 99@item Flash Video (FLV) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 100 @tab Macromedia Flash video files
39271be4 101@item framecrc testing format @tab X @tab
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102@item FunCom ISS @tab @tab X
103 @tab Audio format used in various games from FunCom like The Longest Journey.
39271be4 104@item GIF Animation @tab X @tab
c6b2dc34 105@item GXF @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 106 @tab General eXchange Format SMPTE 360M, used by Thomson Grass Valley
64c2f20a 107 playout servers.
dd2d651d 108@item id Quake II CIN video @tab @tab X
76ec3939 109@item id RoQ @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 110 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
3b39e273 111@item IEC61937 encapsulation @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 112@item IFF @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 113 @tab Interchange File Format
c6b2dc34 114@item Interplay MVE @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 115 @tab Format used in various Interplay computer games.
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116@item IV8 @tab @tab X
117 @tab A format generated by IndigoVision 8000 video server.
54bc6403 118@item IVF (On2) @tab X @tab X
173bb37f 119 @tab A format used by libvpx
c6b2dc34 120@item LMLM4 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 121 @tab Used by Linux Media Labs MPEG-4 PCI boards
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122@item LXF @tab @tab X
123 @tab VR native stream format, used by Leitch/Harris' video servers.
64c2f20a 124@item Matroska @tab X @tab X
39271be4 125@item Matroska audio @tab X @tab
fd5b124d 126@item FFmpeg metadata @tab X @tab X
a4651511 127 @tab Metadata in text format.
913c3e2c 128@item MAXIS XA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 129 @tab Used in Sim City 3000; file extension .xa.
61dc238b 130@item MD Studio @tab @tab X
9d09ebf1 131@item Mobotix .mxg @tab @tab X
64c2f20a 132@item Monkey's Audio @tab @tab X
822cc8f7 133@item Motion Pixels MVI @tab @tab X
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134@item MOV/QuickTime/MP4 @tab X @tab X
135 @tab 3GP, 3GP2, PSP, iPod variants supported
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136@item MP2 @tab X @tab X
137@item MP3 @tab X @tab X
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138@item MPEG-1 System @tab X @tab X
139 @tab muxed audio and video, VCD format supported
140@item MPEG-PS (program stream) @tab X @tab X
141 @tab also known as @code{VOB} file, SVCD and DVD format supported
142@item MPEG-TS (transport stream) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 143 @tab also known as DVB Transport Stream
c6b2dc34 144@item MPEG-4 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 145 @tab MPEG-4 is a variant of QuickTime.
39271be4 146@item MIME multipart JPEG @tab X @tab
bac4c85c 147@item MSN TCP webcam @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 148 @tab Used by MSN Messenger webcam streams.
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149@item MTV @tab @tab X
150@item Musepack @tab @tab X
151@item Musepack SV8 @tab @tab X
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152@item Material eXchange Format (MXF) @tab X @tab X
153 @tab SMPTE 377M, used by D-Cinema, broadcast industry.
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154@item Material eXchange Format (MXF), D-10 Mapping @tab X @tab X
155 @tab SMPTE 386M, D-10/IMX Mapping.
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156@item NC camera feed @tab @tab X
157 @tab NC (AVIP NC4600) camera streams
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158@item NTT TwinVQ (VQF) @tab @tab X
159 @tab Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation TwinVQ.
913c3e2c 160@item Nullsoft Streaming Video @tab @tab X
39271be4 161@item NuppelVideo @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 162@item NUT @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 163 @tab NUT Open Container Format
39271be4 164@item Ogg @tab X @tab X
913c3e2c 165@item TechnoTrend PVA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 166 @tab Used by TechnoTrend DVB PCI boards.
cdce0fb8 167@item QCP @tab @tab X
43dedc1e 168@item raw ADTS (AAC) @tab X @tab X
76ec3939 169@item raw AC-3 @tab X @tab X
de295976 170@item raw Chinese AVS video @tab X @tab X
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171@item raw CRI ADX @tab X @tab X
172@item raw Dirac @tab X @tab X
173@item raw DNxHD @tab X @tab X
174@item raw DTS @tab X @tab X
175@item raw E-AC-3 @tab X @tab X
176@item raw FLAC @tab X @tab X
177@item raw GSM @tab @tab X
178@item raw H.261 @tab X @tab X
179@item raw H.263 @tab X @tab X
180@item raw H.264 @tab X @tab X
181@item raw Ingenient MJPEG @tab @tab X
76ec3939 182@item raw MJPEG @tab X @tab X
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183@item raw MLP @tab @tab X
184@item raw MPEG @tab @tab X
185@item raw MPEG-1 @tab @tab X
186@item raw MPEG-2 @tab @tab X
187@item raw MPEG-4 @tab X @tab X
188@item raw NULL @tab X @tab
81b55ee5 189@item raw video @tab X @tab X
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190@item raw id RoQ @tab X @tab
191@item raw Shorten @tab @tab X
23d9cc45 192@item raw TrueHD @tab X @tab X
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193@item raw VC-1 @tab @tab X
194@item raw PCM A-law @tab X @tab X
195@item raw PCM mu-law @tab X @tab X
196@item raw PCM signed 8 bit @tab X @tab X
197@item raw PCM signed 16 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
198@item raw PCM signed 16 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
199@item raw PCM signed 24 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
200@item raw PCM signed 24 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
201@item raw PCM signed 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
202@item raw PCM signed 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
203@item raw PCM unsigned 8 bit @tab X @tab X
204@item raw PCM unsigned 16 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
205@item raw PCM unsigned 16 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
206@item raw PCM unsigned 24 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
207@item raw PCM unsigned 24 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
208@item raw PCM unsigned 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
209@item raw PCM unsigned 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
210@item raw PCM floating-point 32 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
211@item raw PCM floating-point 32 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
212@item raw PCM floating-point 64 bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
213@item raw PCM floating-point 64 bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
39271be4 214@item RDT @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 215@item REDCODE R3D @tab @tab X
7eb68edb 216 @tab File format used by RED Digital cameras, contains JPEG 2000 frames and PCM audio.
64c2f20a 217@item RealMedia @tab X @tab X
39271be4 218@item Redirector @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 219@item Renderware TeXture Dictionary @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 220@item RL2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 221 @tab Audio and video format used in some games by Entertainment Software Partners.
39271be4 222@item RPL/ARMovie @tab @tab X
e8723e24 223@item Lego Mindstorms RSO @tab X @tab X
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224@item RTMP @tab X @tab X
225 @tab Output is performed by publishing stream to RTMP server
44594cc7 226@item RTP @tab X @tab X
6f5a3d0a 227@item RTSP @tab X @tab X
01c8d258 228@item SAP @tab X @tab X
39271be4 229@item SDP @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 230@item Sega FILM/CPK @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 231 @tab Used in many Sega Saturn console games.
913c3e2c 232@item Sierra SOL @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 233 @tab .sol files used in Sierra Online games.
c6b2dc34 234@item Sierra VMD @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 235 @tab Used in Sierra CD-ROM games.
c6b2dc34 236@item Smacker @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 237 @tab Multimedia format used by many games.
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238@item Sony OpenMG (OMA) @tab @tab X
239 @tab Audio format used in Sony Sonic Stage and Sony Vegas.
240@item Sony PlayStation STR @tab @tab X
740e89cf 241@item Sony Wave64 (W64) @tab @tab X
cbfe5bee 242@item SoX native format @tab X @tab X
64c2f20a 243@item SUN AU format @tab X @tab X
5a717094 244@item Text files @tab @tab X
c6b2dc34 245@item THP @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 246 @tab Used on the Nintendo GameCube.
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247@item Tiertex Limited SEQ @tab @tab X
248 @tab Tiertex .seq files used in the DOS CD-ROM version of the game Flashback.
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249@item True Audio @tab @tab X
250@item VC-1 test bitstream @tab X @tab X
c6b2dc34 251@item WAV @tab X @tab X
39271be4 252@item WavPack @tab @tab X
316d6c15 253@item WebM @tab X @tab X
82ca054a 254@item Windows Televison (WTV) @tab @tab X
913c3e2c 255@item Wing Commander III movie @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 256 @tab Multimedia format used in Origin's Wing Commander III computer game.
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257@item Westwood Studios audio @tab @tab X
258 @tab Multimedia format used in Westwood Studios games.
259@item Westwood Studios VQA @tab @tab X
260 @tab Multimedia format used in Westwood Studios games.
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261@item xWMA @tab @tab X
262 @tab Microsoft audio container used by XAudio 2.
39271be4 263@item YUV4MPEG pipe @tab X @tab X
148bcae9 264@item Psygnosis YOP @tab @tab X
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265@end multitable
266
267@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
268
269@section Image Formats
270
43fb279f 271Libav can read and write images for each frame of a video sequence. The
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272following image formats are supported:
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274@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 275@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
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276@item .Y.U.V @tab X @tab X
277 @tab one raw file per component
278@item animated GIF @tab X @tab X
279 @tab Only uncompressed GIFs are generated.
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280@item BMP @tab X @tab X
281 @tab Microsoft BMP image
e27ce0ee 282@item DPX @tab X @tab X
94d3d6a4 283 @tab Digital Picture Exchange
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284@item JPEG @tab X @tab X
285 @tab Progressive JPEG is not supported.
286@item JPEG 2000 @tab @tab E
287 @tab decoding supported through external library libopenjpeg
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288@item JPEG-LS @tab X @tab X
289@item LJPEG @tab X @tab
290 @tab Lossless JPEG
ddea12a6 291@item PAM @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 292 @tab PAM is a PNM extension with alpha support.
ddea12a6 293@item PBM @tab X @tab X
f2937cc6 294 @tab Portable BitMap image
effcedf7 295@item PCX @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 296 @tab PC Paintbrush
ddea12a6 297@item PGM @tab X @tab X
314511ab 298 @tab Portable GrayMap image
ddea12a6 299@item PGMYUV @tab X @tab X
9db80acb 300 @tab PGM with U and V components in YUV 4:2:0
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301@item PIC @tab @tab X
302 @tab Pictor/PC Paint
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303@item PNG @tab X @tab X
304 @tab 2/4 bpp not supported yet
ddea12a6 305@item PPM @tab X @tab X
314511ab 306 @tab Portable PixelMap image
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307@item PTX @tab @tab X
308 @tab V.Flash PTX format
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309@item SGI @tab X @tab X
310 @tab SGI RGB image format
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311@item Sun Rasterfile @tab @tab X
312 @tab Sun RAS image format
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313@item TIFF @tab X @tab X
314 @tab YUV, JPEG and some extension is not supported yet.
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315@item Truevision Targa @tab X @tab X
316 @tab Targa (.TGA) image format
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317@end multitable
318
319@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
320
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321@code{E} means that support is provided through an external library.
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323@section Video Codecs
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325@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1 .4
b3de4544 326@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
9510f59a 327@item 4X Movie @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 328 @tab Used in certain computer games.
f0b19bd3 329@item 8088flex TMV @tab @tab X
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330@item 8SVX exponential @tab @tab X
331@item 8SVX fibonacci @tab @tab X
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332@item A64 multicolor @tab X @tab
333 @tab Creates video suitable to be played on a commodore 64 (multicolor mode).
913c3e2c 334@item American Laser Games MM @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 335 @tab Used in games like Mad Dog McCree.
a1c5b6ec 336@item AMV Video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 337 @tab Used in Chinese MP3 players.
5a717094 338@item ANSI/ASCII art @tab @tab X
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339@item Apple MJPEG-B @tab @tab X
340@item Apple QuickDraw @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 341 @tab fourcc: qdrw
d66d8b83 342@item Asus v1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 343 @tab fourcc: ASV1
d66d8b83 344@item Asus v2 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 345 @tab fourcc: ASV2
d66d8b83 346@item ATI VCR1 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 347 @tab fourcc: VCR1
d66d8b83 348@item ATI VCR2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 349 @tab fourcc: VCR2
588f8cd8 350@item Auravision Aura @tab @tab X
ce293510 351@item Auravision Aura 2 @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 352@item Autodesk Animator Flic video @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 353@item Autodesk RLE @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 354 @tab fourcc: AASC
9510f59a 355@item AVS (Audio Video Standard) video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 356 @tab Video encoding used by the Creature Shock game.
68dddf53 357@item Beam Software VB @tab @tab X
9510f59a 358@item Bethesda VID video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 359 @tab Used in some games from Bethesda Softworks.
342c7dfd 360@item Bink Video @tab @tab X
402f9ad5 361@item Bitmap Brothers JV video @tab @tab X
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362@item Brute Force & Ignorance @tab @tab X
363 @tab Used in the game Flash Traffic: City of Angels.
bac4c85c 364@item C93 video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 365 @tab Codec used in Cyberia game.
d66d8b83 366@item CamStudio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 367 @tab fourcc: CSCD
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368@item CD+G @tab @tab X
369 @tab Video codec for CD+G karaoke disks
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370@item Chinese AVS video @tab E @tab X
371 @tab AVS1-P2, JiZhun profile, encoding through external library libxavs
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372@item Delphine Software International CIN video @tab @tab X
373 @tab Codec used in Delphine Software International games.
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374@item Cinepak @tab @tab X
375@item Cirrus Logic AccuPak @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 376 @tab fourcc: CLJR
9510f59a 377@item Creative YUV (CYUV) @tab @tab X
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378@item DFA @tab @tab X
379 @tab Codec used in Chronomaster game.
82ced5a9 380@item Dirac @tab E @tab E
360f980b 381 @tab supported through external libdirac/libschroedinger libraries
a1ae40fd 382@item Deluxe Paint Animation @tab @tab X
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383@item DNxHD @tab X @tab X
384 @tab aka SMPTE VC3
68dddf53 385@item Duck TrueMotion 1.0 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 386 @tab fourcc: DUCK
68dddf53 387@item Duck TrueMotion 2.0 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 388 @tab fourcc: TM20
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389@item DV (Digital Video) @tab X @tab X
390@item Feeble Files/ScummVM DXA @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 391 @tab Codec originally used in Feeble Files game.
9510f59a 392@item Electronic Arts CMV video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 393 @tab Used in NHL 95 game.
c63ea92b 394@item Electronic Arts Madcow video @tab @tab X
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395@item Electronic Arts TGV video @tab @tab X
396@item Electronic Arts TGQ video @tab @tab X
397@item Electronic Arts TQI video @tab @tab X
398@item Escape 124 @tab @tab X
f4258b13 399@item FFmpeg video codec #1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 400 @tab experimental lossless codec (fourcc: FFV1)
dd2d651d 401@item Flash Screen Video v1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 402 @tab fourcc: FSV1
dd2d651d 403@item Flash Video (FLV) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 404 @tab Sorenson H.263 used in Flash
dd2d651d 405@item Fraps @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 406@item H.261 @tab X @tab X
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407@item H.263 / H.263-1996 @tab X @tab X
408@item H.263+ / H.263-1998 / H.263 version 2 @tab X @tab X
409@item H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 @tab E @tab X
360f980b 410 @tab encoding supported through external library libx264
dd2d651d 411@item H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (VDPAU acceleration) @tab E @tab X
d66d8b83 412@item HuffYUV @tab X @tab X
dd2d651d 413@item HuffYUV FFmpeg variant @tab X @tab X
d66d8b83 414@item IBM Ultimotion @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 415 @tab fourcc: ULTI
bac4c85c 416@item id Cinematic video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 417 @tab Used in Quake II.
a1c5b6ec 418@item id RoQ video @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 419 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
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420@item IFF ILBM @tab @tab X
421 @tab IFF interlaved bitmap
422@item IFF ByteRun1 @tab @tab X
423 @tab IFF run length encoded bitmap
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424@item Intel H.263 @tab @tab X
425@item Intel Indeo 2 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 426@item Intel Indeo 3 @tab @tab X
5bebe94d 427@item Intel Indeo 5 @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 428@item Interplay C93 @tab @tab X
9510f59a 429 @tab Used in the game Cyberia from Interplay.
dd2d651d 430@item Interplay MVE video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 431 @tab Used in Interplay .MVE files.
dd2d651d 432@item Karl Morton's video codec @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 433 @tab Codec used in Worms games.
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435 @tab Kega emulator screen capture codec.
d267b339 436@item Lagarith @tab @tab X
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438@item LCL (LossLess Codec Library) ZLIB @tab E @tab E
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440@item lossless MJPEG @tab X @tab X
441@item Microsoft RLE @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 442@item Microsoft Video 1 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 443@item Mimic @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 444 @tab Used in MSN Messenger Webcam streams.
d66d8b83 445@item Miro VideoXL @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 446 @tab fourcc: VIXL
eacf8613 447@item MJPEG (Motion JPEG) @tab X @tab X
ce02f9be 448@item Mobotix MxPEG video @tab @tab X
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450@item MPEG-1 video @tab X @tab X
451@item MPEG-1/2 video XvMC (X-Video Motion Compensation) @tab @tab X
452@item MPEG-1/2 video (VDPAU acceleration) @tab @tab X
453@item MPEG-2 video @tab X @tab X
454@item MPEG-4 part 2 @tab X @tab X
455 @ libxvidcore can be used alternatively for encoding.
f7af2c1d 456@item MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 1 @tab @tab X
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458@item MPEG-4 part 2 Microsoft variant version 3 @tab X @tab X
eacf8613 459@item Nintendo Gamecube THP video @tab @tab X
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461 @tab Video encoding used in NuppelVideo files.
d66d8b83 462@item On2 VP3 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 463 @tab still experimental
d66d8b83 464@item On2 VP5 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 465 @tab fourcc: VP50
d66d8b83 466@item On2 VP6 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 467 @tab fourcc: VP60,VP61,VP62
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469 @tab fourcc: VP80, encoding supported through external library libvpx
d66d8b83 470@item planar RGB @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 471 @tab fourcc: 8BPS
a1c5b6ec 472@item Q-team QPEG @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 473 @tab fourccs: QPEG, Q1.0, Q1.1
9510f59a 474@item QuickTime 8BPS video @tab @tab X
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476 @tab fourcc: 'rle '
477@item QuickTime Graphics (SMC) @tab @tab X
478 @tab fourcc: 'smc '
479@item QuickTime video (RPZA) @tab @tab X
480 @tab fourcc: rpza
43836928 481@item R10K AJA Kona 10-bit RGB Codec @tab @tab X
4aaab0a3 482@item R210 Quicktime Uncompressed RGB 10-bit @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 483@item Raw Video @tab X @tab X
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485@item RealVideo 2.0 @tab X @tab X
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487 @tab still far from ideal
11c0f9ec 488@item RealVideo 4.0 @tab @tab X
68dddf53 489@item Renderware TXD (TeXture Dictionary) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 490 @tab Texture dictionaries used by the Renderware Engine.
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492 @tab used in some games by Entertainment Software Partners
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494 @tab Used in Sierra VMD files.
bac4c85c 495@item Smacker video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 496 @tab Video encoding used in Smacker.
68dddf53 497@item SMPTE VC-1 @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 498@item Snow @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 499 @tab experimental wavelet codec (fourcc: SNOW)
eacf8613 500@item Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder) @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 501@item Sorenson Vector Quantizer 1 @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 502 @tab fourcc: SVQ1
a1c5b6ec 503@item Sorenson Vector Quantizer 3 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 504 @tab fourcc: SVQ3
a1c5b6ec 505@item Sunplus JPEG (SP5X) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 506 @tab fourcc: SP5X
68dddf53 507@item TechSmith Screen Capture Codec @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 508 @tab fourcc: TSCC
82ced5a9 509@item Theora @tab E @tab X
360f980b 510 @tab encoding supported through external library libtheora
a1c5b6ec 511@item Tiertex Limited SEQ video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 512 @tab Codec used in DOS CD-ROM FlashBack game.
ca0bb1c4 513@item V210 Quicktime Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit @tab X @tab X
eacf8613 514@item VMware Screen Codec / VMware Video @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 515 @tab Codec used in videos captured by VMware.
eacf8613 516@item Westwood Studios VQA (Vector Quantized Animation) video @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 517@item Windows Media Video 7 @tab X @tab X
eacf8613 518@item Windows Media Video 8 @tab X @tab X
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520 @tab not completely working
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522 @tab Used in Wing Commander III .MVE files.
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524 @tab Used in Wing Commander IV.
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526@item WMV7 @tab X @tab X
39271be4 527@item YAMAHA SMAF @tab X @tab X
148bcae9 528@item Psygnosis YOP Video @tab @tab X
d66d8b83 529@item ZLIB @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 530 @tab part of LCL, encoder experimental
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d698c5d3 532 @tab Encoder works only in PAL8.
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535@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
536
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b3de4544 542@item Name @tab Encoding @tab Decoding @tab Comments
16d81b27 543@item 8SVX audio @tab @tab X
82ced5a9 544@item AAC @tab E @tab X
d89e738a 545 @tab encoding supported through external library libfaac and libvo-aacenc
c76d1bb2 546@item AC-3 @tab IX @tab X
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548@item ADPCM CDROM XA @tab @tab X
549@item ADPCM Creative Technology @tab @tab X
550 @tab 16 -> 4, 8 -> 4, 8 -> 3, 8 -> 2
551@item ADPCM Electronic Arts @tab @tab X
552 @tab Used in various EA titles.
553@item ADPCM Electronic Arts Maxis CDROM XS @tab @tab X
554 @tab Used in Sim City 3000.
555@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R1 @tab @tab X
556@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R2 @tab @tab X
557@item ADPCM Electronic Arts R3 @tab @tab X
558@item ADPCM Electronic Arts XAS @tab @tab X
21e681ba 559@item ADPCM G.722 @tab X @tab X
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561@item ADPCM IMA AMV @tab @tab X
562 @tab Used in AMV files
563@item ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts EACS @tab @tab X
564@item ADPCM IMA Electronic Arts SEAD @tab @tab X
565@item ADPCM IMA Funcom @tab @tab X
566@item ADPCM IMA QuickTime @tab X @tab X
567@item ADPCM IMA Loki SDL MJPEG @tab @tab X
568@item ADPCM IMA WAV @tab X @tab X
569@item ADPCM IMA Westwood @tab @tab X
570@item ADPCM ISS IMA @tab @tab X
571 @tab Used in FunCom games.
572@item ADPCM IMA Duck DK3 @tab @tab X
573 @tab Used in some Sega Saturn console games.
574@item ADPCM IMA Duck DK4 @tab @tab X
575 @tab Used in some Sega Saturn console games.
576@item ADPCM Microsoft @tab X @tab X
577@item ADPCM MS IMA @tab X @tab X
578@item ADPCM Nintendo Gamecube THP @tab @tab X
579@item ADPCM QT IMA @tab X @tab X
580@item ADPCM SEGA CRI ADX @tab X @tab X
581 @tab Used in Sega Dreamcast games.
582@item ADPCM Shockwave Flash @tab X @tab X
583@item ADPCM SMJPEG IMA @tab @tab X
584 @tab Used in certain Loki game ports.
585@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2-bit @tab @tab X
586@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 2.6-bit @tab @tab X
587@item ADPCM Sound Blaster Pro 4-bit @tab @tab X
588@item ADPCM Westwood Studios IMA @tab @tab X
589 @tab Used in Westwood Studios games like Command and Conquer.
590@item ADPCM Yamaha @tab X @tab X
2bcaf2fe 591@item AMR-NB @tab E @tab X
4fe3edaa 592 @tab encoding supported through external library libopencore-amrnb
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594 @tab encoding supported through external library libvo-amrwbenc
833e90dd 595@item Apple lossless audio @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 596 @tab QuickTime fourcc 'alac'
61dc238b 597@item Atrac 1 @tab @tab X
9510f59a 598@item Atrac 3 @tab @tab X
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600 @tab Used in Bink and Smacker files in many games.
9510f59a 601@item Delphine Software International CIN audio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 602 @tab Codec used in Delphine Software International games.
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604 @tab All versions except 5.1 are supported.
9510f59a 605@item DCA (DTS Coherent Acoustics) @tab @tab X
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607 @tab Used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games.
608@item DPCM Interplay @tab @tab X
609 @tab Used in various Interplay computer games.
610@item DPCM Sierra Online @tab @tab X
611 @tab Used in Sierra Online game audio files.
612@item DPCM Sol @tab @tab X
613@item DPCM Xan @tab @tab X
eff9011d 614 @tab Used in Origin's Wing Commander IV AVI files.
16d81b27 615@item DSP Group TrueSpeech @tab @tab X
16d81b27 616@item DV audio @tab @tab X
aa47c35d 617@item Enhanced AC-3 @tab X @tab X
dd2d651d 618@item FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) @tab X @tab IX
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620 @tab encoding supported through external library libgsm
621@item GSM Microsoft variant @tab E @tab X
622 @tab encoding supported through external library libgsm
dd2d651d 623@item IMC (Intel Music Coder) @tab @tab X
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625@item MACE (Macintosh Audio Compression/Expansion) 6:1 @tab @tab X
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627 @tab Used in DVD-Audio discs.
16d81b27 628@item Monkey's Audio @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 629 @tab Only versions 3.97-3.99 are supported.
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631@item MP2 (MPEG audio layer 2) @tab IX @tab IX
632@item MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) @tab E @tab IX
633 @tab encoding supported through external library LAME, ADU MP3 and MP3onMP4 also supported
99971952 634@item MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS) @tab @tab X
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636@item Musepack SV8 @tab @tab X
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639@item PCM mu-law @tab X @tab X
640@item PCM 16-bit little-endian planar @tab @tab X
641@item PCM 32-bit floating point big-endian @tab X @tab X
642@item PCM 32-bit floating point little-endian @tab X @tab X
643@item PCM 64-bit floating point big-endian @tab X @tab X
644@item PCM 64-bit floating point little-endian @tab X @tab X
645@item PCM D-Cinema audio signed 24-bit @tab X @tab X
646@item PCM signed 8-bit @tab X @tab X
647@item PCM signed 16-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
648@item PCM signed 16-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
649@item PCM signed 24-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
650@item PCM signed 24-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
651@item PCM signed 32-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
652@item PCM signed 32-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
5dd3707b 653@item PCM signed 16/20/24-bit big-endian in MPEG-TS @tab @tab X
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655@item PCM unsigned 16-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
656@item PCM unsigned 16-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
657@item PCM unsigned 24-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
658@item PCM unsigned 24-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
659@item PCM unsigned 32-bit big-endian @tab X @tab X
660@item PCM unsigned 32-bit little-endian @tab X @tab X
661@item PCM Zork @tab X @tab X
73b458e3 662@item QCELP / PureVoice @tab @tab X
a1c5b6ec 663@item QDesign Music Codec 2 @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 664 @tab There are still some distortions.
d31ba231 665@item RealAudio 1.0 (14.4K) @tab X @tab X
d698c5d3 666 @tab Real 14400 bit/s codec
a1c5b6ec 667@item RealAudio 2.0 (28.8K) @tab @tab X
d698c5d3 668 @tab Real 28800 bit/s codec
a1c5b6ec 669@item RealAudio 3.0 (dnet) @tab IX @tab X
a692130f 670 @tab Real low bitrate AC-3 codec
7bd3096f 671@item RealAudio SIPR / ACELP.NET @tab @tab X
bac4c85c 672@item Shorten @tab @tab X
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674 @tab Used in Sierra VMD files.
bac4c85c 675@item Smacker audio @tab @tab X
9aa91043 676@item SMPTE 302M AES3 audio @tab @tab X
82ced5a9 677@item Speex @tab @tab E
360f980b 678 @tab supported through external library libspeex
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681 @tab Used in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
7bd47335 682@item TwinVQ (VQF flavor) @tab @tab X
dd2d651d 683@item Vorbis @tab E @tab X
19fcd66c 684 @tab A native but very primitive encoder exists.
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687@item Windows Media Audio 1 @tab X @tab X
688@item Windows Media Audio 2 @tab X @tab X
c1061cc7 689@item Windows Media Audio Pro @tab @tab X
fa65584f 690@item Windows Media Audio Voice @tab @tab X
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693@code{X} means that encoding (resp. decoding) is supported.
694
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696
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698performance on systems without hardware floating point support).
699
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701
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9afc2917 703@item Name @tab Muxing @tab Demuxing @tab Encoding @tab Decoding
1f0920db 704@item SSA/ASS @tab X @tab X @tab X @tab X
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706@item DVD @tab X @tab X @tab X @tab X
c58b82a2 707@item PGS @tab @tab @tab @tab X
2c77c906 708@item SubRip (SRT) @tab X @tab X @tab @tab X
a4276ba2 709@item XSUB @tab @tab @tab X @tab X
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712@code{X} means that the feature is supported.
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715
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fbd52050 717@item Name @tab Support
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720@item Gopher @tab X
721@item HTTP @tab X
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724@item RTP @tab X
725@item TCP @tab X
726@item UDP @tab X
727@end multitable
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729@code{X} means that the protocol is supported.
730
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734@multitable @columnfractions .4 .1 .1
735@item Name @tab Input @tab Output
736@item ALSA @tab X @tab X
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738@item DV1394 @tab X @tab
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741@item OSS @tab X @tab X
742@item Video4Linux @tab X @tab
743@item Video4Linux2 @tab X @tab
744@item VfW capture @tab X @tab
745@item X11 grabbing @tab X @tab
746@end multitable
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752
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755Using a cross-compiler is preferred for various reasons.
756
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758
f8a45fa1 759For information about compiling Libav on OS/2 see
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761
762@section Unix-like
763
f8a45fa1 764Some parts of Libav cannot be built with version 2.15 of the GNU
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766make sure your compiler really uses the required version of gas
767after a binutils upgrade, run:
768
769@example
770$(gcc -print-prog-name=as) --version
771@end example
772
773If not, then you should install a different compiler that has no
774hard-coded path to gas. In the worst case pass @code{--disable-asm}
775to configure.
776
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f8a45fa1 779BSD make will not build Libav, you need to install and use GNU Make
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781
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f8a45fa1 784GNU Make is required to build Libav, so you have to invoke (@file{gmake}),
e69decae 785standard Solaris Make will not work. When building with a non-c99 front-end
ee945547 786(gcc, generic suncc) add either @code{--extra-libs=/usr/lib/values-xpg6.o}
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788since the libc is not c99-compliant by default. The probes performed by
789configure may raise an exception leading to the death of configure itself
790due to a bug in the system shell. Simply invoke a different shell such as
791bash directly to work around this:
792
793@example
794bash ./configure
795@end example
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798
799MacOS X on PowerPC or ARM (iPhone) requires a preprocessor from
800@url{http://github.com/yuvi/gas-preprocessor} to build the optimized
06a2ba23 801assembler functions. Just download the Perl script and put it somewhere
f8a45fa1 802in your PATH, Libav's configure will pick it up automatically.
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f8a45fa1 808Libav can be built to run natively on Windows using the MinGW tools. Install
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810You can find detailed installation
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812
f8a45fa1 813Libav does not build out-of-the-box with the packages the automated MinGW
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815packages updated to the latest version. The minimum version for some packages
816are listed below:
817
818@itemize
819@item bash 3.1
820@item msys-make 3.81-2 (note: not mingw32-make)
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833in the Makefile by calling @code{make -r} instead of plain @code{make}. This
834speed up is close to non-existent for normal one-off builds and is only
835noticeable when running make for a second time (for example in
836@code{make install}).
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839of SDL. Get it from @url{http://www.libsdl.org}.
840Edit the @file{bin/sdl-config} script so that it points to the correct prefix
841where SDL was installed. Verify that @file{sdl-config} can be launched from
842the MSYS command line.
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f8a45fa1 844@item By using @code{./configure --enable-shared} when configuring Libav,
c1989552 845you can build libavutil, libavcodec and libavformat as DLLs.
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847@end itemize
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c1989552 849@subsection Microsoft Visual C++ compatibility
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f8a45fa1 851As stated in the FAQ, Libav will not compile under MSVC++. However, if you
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853compile those applications using MSVC++. But the libav* libraries you link
854to @emph{must} be built with MinGW. However, you will not be able to debug
855inside the libav* libraries, since MSVC++ does not recognize the debug
856symbols generated by GCC.
857We strongly recommend you to move over from MSVC++ to MinGW tools.
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f8a45fa1 859This description of how to use the Libav libraries with MSVC++ is based on
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861you might have to modify the procedures slightly.
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c1989552 863@subsubsection Using static libraries
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867@enumerate
868
869@item Create a new console application ("File / New / Project") and then
870select "Win32 Console Application". On the appropriate page of the
871Application Wizard, uncheck the "Precompiled headers" option.
872
873@item Write the source code for your application, or, for testing, just
874copy the code from an existing sample application into the source file
c1989552 875that MSVC++ has already created for you. For example, you can copy
f8a45fa1 876@file{libavformat/output-example.c} from the Libav distribution.
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878@item Open the "Project / Properties" dialog box. In the "Configuration"
879combo box, select "All Configurations" so that the changes you make will
880affect both debug and release builds. In the tree view on the left hand
881side, select "C/C++ / General", then edit the "Additional Include
f8a45fa1 882Directories" setting to contain the path where the Libav includes were
c1989552 883installed (i.e. @file{c:\msys\1.0\local\include}).
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887@item Still in the "Project / Properties" dialog box, select
888"Linker / General" from the tree view and edit the
889"Additional Library Directories" setting to contain the @file{lib}
f8a45fa1 890directory where Libav was installed (i.e. @file{c:\msys\1.0\local\lib}),
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892and the directory where MinGW's GCC libs are installed
893(i.e. @file{C:\mingw\lib\gcc\mingw32\4.2.1-sjlj}). Then select
894"Linker / Input" from the tree view, and add the files @file{libavformat.a},
895@file{libavcodec.a}, @file{libavutil.a}, @file{libmingwex.a},
896@file{libgcc.a}, and any other libraries you used (i.e. @file{libz.a})
897to the end of "Additional Dependencies".
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899@item Now, select "C/C++ / Code Generation" from the tree view. Select
900"Debug" in the "Configuration" combo box. Make sure that "Runtime
901Library" is set to "Multi-threaded Debug DLL". Then, select "Release" in
902the "Configuration" combo box and make sure that "Runtime Library" is
903set to "Multi-threaded DLL".
904
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906
f8a45fa1 907@item MSVC++ lacks some C99 header files that are fundamental for Libav.
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909and install it in MSVC++'s include directory
910(i.e. @file{C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\include}).
911
912@item MSVC++ also does not understand the @code{inline} keyword used by
f8a45fa1 913Libav, so you must add this line before @code{#include}ing libav*:
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915#define inline _inline
916@end example
917
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919
920@end enumerate
921
922@subsubsection Using shared libraries
923
924This is how to create DLL and LIB files that are compatible with MSVC++:
925
e4e3cdc6 926Within the MSYS shell, build Libav with
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928@example
9d361392 929./configure --enable-shared
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931make install
932@end example
933
934Your install path (@file{/usr/local/} by default) should now have the
935necessary DLL and LIB files under the @file{bin} directory.
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938the instructions below in @ref{Cross compilation for Windows with Linux}.
939
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941the static libraries, as described above. But in Step 4,
942you should only need to add the directory where the LIB files are installed
943(i.e. @file{c:\msys\usr\local\bin}). This is not a typo, the LIB files are
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945libraries (@file{libxxx.a} files) you should add the MSVC import libraries
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948libraries (@file{libxxx.dll.a} files), as these will give you undefined
949reference errors. There should be no need for @file{libmingwex.a},
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951statically linked into the DLLs. The @file{bin} directory contains a bunch
952of DLL files, but the ones that are actually used to run your application
953are the ones with a major version number in their filenames
954(i.e. @file{avcodec-51.dll}).
955
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958building, but to use them in your MSVC++ code you will have to edit the
959appropriate headers and mark the data as dllimport. For example, in
960libavutil/pixdesc.h you should have:
961@example
962extern __declspec(dllimport) const AVPixFmtDescriptor av_pix_fmt_descriptors[];
963@end example
964
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966the linker optimization option to be set to
967"References: Keep Unreferenced Data (/OPT:NOREF)", otherwise
968the resulting binaries will fail during runtime. This isn't
969required when using import libraries generated by lib.exe.
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971@url{http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12633}.
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975
976You must use the MinGW cross compilation tools available at
977@url{http://www.mingw.org/}.
978
f8a45fa1 979Then configure Libav with the following options:
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981./configure --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i386-mingw32msvc-
982@end example
983(you can change the cross-prefix according to the prefix chosen for the
984MinGW tools).
985
f8a45fa1 986Then you can easily test Libav with Wine
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988
989@subsection Compilation under Cygwin
990
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992llrint() in its C library.
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996@example
faa6f1c3 997binutils, gcc4-core, make, git, mingw-runtime, texi2html
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999
1000And the following "Utils" one:
1001@example
1002diffutils
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1004
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1006
1007@example
6e4ca074 1008./configure
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1012
1013The current @code{gcc4-core} package is buggy and needs this flag to build
1014shared libraries:
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1016@example
2f821b03 1017./configure --enable-shared --disable-static --extra-cflags=-fno-reorder-functions
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1019
f8a45fa1 1020If you want to build Libav with additional libraries, download Cygwin
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1022@example
1023libogg-devel, libvorbis-devel
1024@end example
1025
1026These library packages are only available from Cygwin Ports
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1029@example
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1032libxvidcore-devel
1033@end example
1034
1035The recommendation for libnut and x264 is to build them from source by
1036yourself, as they evolve too quickly for Cygwin Ports to be up to date.
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1039of the @code{libgetaddrinfo-devel} package, available at Cygwin Ports.
1040
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1042
1043With Cygwin you can create Windows binaries that do not need the cygwin1.dll.
1044
1045Just install your Cygwin as explained before, plus these additional
1046"Devel" packages:
1047@example
1048gcc-mingw-core, mingw-runtime, mingw-zlib
1049@end example
1050
1051and add some special flags to your configure invocation.
1052
1053For a static build run
1054@example
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1057
1058and for a build with shared libraries
1059@example
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1062
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