Videos and music are part of the multimedia landscape and you want to see and hear them accordingly. However, this only works if the correct codec is installed on the computer. FFmpeg for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows comes with free software and libraries.
Supported codecs and formats
FFmpeg contains the libavcodec library, which contains numerous formats and codecs to help with encoding and decoding. FFmpeg Video supports h.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), h.265 (HEVC), Xvid, VP8, VP9, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and WMV. FFmpeg Audio supports AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WMA and other codecs. libavcodec is also used by media suites and players like VLC media player, Kodi, MPlayer and xine.
Edit Videos and Audios
FFmpeg not only brings video codecs to your computer, but also functions to convert audio and video files. For this you have to go to the command line which is used to operate FFmpeg. The command for converting contains as parameters the input file, output file, frame rate and bit rate. With FFmpeg you can record videos directly from the TV card. FFmpeg also comes with helpful tools – the FFprobe included in the FFmpeg package analyzes multimedia streams and libavformat can be used to analyze and create container files for video and audio.
Stream and play videos
The FFplayer is a simple media player that is operated via the command line – and in addition, the FFserver as a streaming server allows video and audio transmissions in the network and to the Internet.