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Programming language: Haskell
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Latest version: v0.12.2

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Minimal bindings to the FFmpeg library.

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 initFFmpeg
        (getFrame, cleanup) <- imageReader (File "myVideo.mov")
        (fmap ImageRGB8 <$> getFrame) <* cleanup

A demonstration of creating an animation using the Rasterific library may be found in demo/Raster.hs. A weird animated variation of the Rasterific logo is the result:

Animated Rasterific Logo

Note that encoding an animation to a modern video codec like h264 can result in even smaller files. But those files can't be embedded in a README on github.

Tested on OS X 10.9.2 with FFmpeg 2.2.1 installed via homebrew.

Debian and Ubuntu users: Your package manager's ffmpeg package is actually a not-quite-compatible fork of the ffmpeg project. To use ffmpeg-light, run the included ffmpeg-ubuntu-compile.sh script as regular (non-root) user. This builds the ffmpeg libraries locally. Configure your projects that depend on ffmpeg-light with a modified PKG_CONFIG_PATH:

PKG_CONFIG_PATH="$HOME/ffmpeg_build/lib/pkgconfig" cabal configure --disable-shared my-project

There are signs that the next Ubuntu release will come with the original ffmpeg and development packages.

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