[Libav-user] Getting started with libavcodec

Jason Cipriani jason.cipriani at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 18:44:29 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Anshul <er.anshul.maheshwari at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On 07/22/2013 03:42 PM, Jason Cipriani wrote:
> I am looking for a library to decode video files in various formats and
> give me access the frame buffer for further processing. Is libavcodec what
> I want?
> If so, where can I find the documentation for it? The "Documentation ->
> libavcodec" link on the ffmpeg site (http://ffmpeg.org/libavcodec.html)
> doesn't actually seem to be documentation, although I did eventually find
> the doxygen docs for avcodec.h. However, it is only a raw API reference, I
> could not find a usage guide anywhere.
> Thanks!
> Jason
> Hi Jason
> Even I Don't Know where is The Perfect Documentation, but eventually you
> can start with decoding_encoding.c example.
> There is also an good Tutorial by Dranger <http://dranger.com/ffmpeg/>(*
> dranger*.com/*ffmpeg*/).
> For Doxygen doc I would say Why dont You Write good comments on each API
> after doing above 2 exersize.
> Or much easier way report bug about each api you don't get...
> Thanks
> Anshul

Thank you Anshul, the Dranger tutorial (along with some Googling to figure
out how to use sws_scale instead of img_convert) was enough to show me
exactly what I needed to do. Great!

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