ffmpeg-light: Minimal bindings to the FFmpeg library.

[ bsd3, codec, library ] [ Propose Tags ]

Stream frames from an encoded video, or stream frames to a video output file. To read the first frame from an h264-encoded file into a JuicyPixels Maybe DynamicImage,

import Codec.FFmpeg
import Codec.Picture
import Control.Applicative

go :: IO (Maybe DynamicImage)
go = do (getFrame, cleanup) <- imageReader "myVideo.mov"
        (fmap ImageRGB8 <$> getFrame) <* cleanup

Tested with FFmpeg 3.1 - 3.4.2


Manual Flags


Build demo executable


Build Rasterific demo executable


Build video player demo executable


Build transcode demo executable


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Change log CHANGELOG.md
Dependencies base (>=4.6 && <4.13), bytestring, either, exceptions, JuicyPixels (>=3.2 && <3.4), monad-loops, mtl (>=2.2.1 && <2.3), text, transformers (>=0.4.1 && <0.6), vector (>=0.10.9 && <0.13) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Copyright (C) 2018 Anthony Cowley
Author Anthony Cowley
Maintainer acowley@gmail.com
Revised Revision 1 made by AnthonyCowley at 2019-12-30T21:23:11Z
Category Codec
Home page http://github.com/acowley/ffmpeg-light
Bug tracker http://github.com/acowley/ffmpeg-light/issues
Source repo head: git clone http://github.com/acowley/ffmpeg-light.git
Uploaded by AnthonyCowley at 2018-08-01T15:56:34Z
Distributions NixOS:0.14.1
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables transcode, vplay, raster, demo
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