FFmpeg4Sharp 1.1.0

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dotnet add package FFmpeg4Sharp --version 1.1.0
NuGet\Install-Package FFmpeg4Sharp -Version 1.1.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="FFmpeg4Sharp" Version="1.1.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add FFmpeg4Sharp --version 1.1.0
#r "nuget: FFmpeg4Sharp, 1.1.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install FFmpeg4Sharp as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=FFmpeg4Sharp&version=1.1.0

// Install FFmpeg4Sharp as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=FFmpeg4Sharp&version=1.1.0


A FFmpeg.AutoGen Warpper Library.
NuGet version (FFmpeg4Sharp) NuGet downloads (FFmpeg4Sharp) Build status

This's NOT a ffmpeg command-line library.
NOTE: FFmpeg's APIs are unstable.
Must use the corresponding version of the ffmpeg's dll file.

This branch is under construction, or use old version
"NuGet\Install-Package EmguFFmpeg".


Manually download the *.dll files that comply with the license from ffmpeg.org.

using FFmpeg.AutoGen;
using FFmpeg4Sharp;

///////////// Create a mp4 file ///////////
var fps = 29.97d;
var width = 800;
var heith = 600;
var outputFile = "path-to-your-output-file.mp4"; 
using (var muxer = MediaMuxer.Create(outputFile))
    using (var vEncoder = MediaEncoder.CreateVideoEncoder(muxer.Format, width, heith, fps))
        var vStream = muxer.AddStream(vEncoder);


        using (var vFrame = MediaFrame.CreateVideoFrame(width, heith, vEncoder.PixFmt))
            for (var i = 0; i < 30; i++)
                // your code to fill YUV AVFrame data, 
                // default is green frame. 
                // you can use PixelConverter: RGB AVFrame->YUV AVFrame
                //FillYuv420P(vFrame, i); 
                vFrame.Pts = i;
                foreach (var packet in vEncoder.EncodeFrame(vFrame))
                    packet.StreamIndex = vStream.Index;
                    muxer.WritePacket(packet, vEncoder.TimeBase);
        muxer.FlushCodecs(new[] { vEncoder });
//////////// Video to images ///////////
var input = "path-to-your-input-file.mp4";
using (var mediaReader = MediaDemuxer.Open(input))
using (var srcPacket = new MediaPacket())
using (var srcFrame = new MediaFrame())
using (var convert = new PixelConverter())
    var decoders = mediaReader.Select(_ => MediaDecoder.CreateDecoder(_.CodecparRef)).ToList(); // create decoder for each AVStream
    MediaFrame dstFrame = null;
    foreach (var inPacket in mediaReader.ReadPackets(srcPacket))
        var decoder = decoders[inPacket.StreamIndex];
        if (decoder != null)
            dstFrame = dstFrame == null 
            ? MediaFrame.CreateVideoFrame(decoder.Width, decoder.Height, FFmpeg.AutoGen.AVPixelFormat.AV_PIX_FMT_BGR24) 
            : dstFrame;
            foreach (var inFrame in decoder.DecodePacket(inPacket, srcFrame))
                if (decoder.CodecType == FFmpeg.AutoGen.AVMediaType.AVMEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO) // Only Video AVStream
                    foreach (var outFrame in convert.Convert(inFrame, dstFrame)) // Convert to rgb frame(mp4 frame is yuv frame)
                        using (var bitmap = new Bitmap(outFrame.Width, outFrame.Height, System.Drawing.Imaging.PixelFormat.Format24bppRgb))
                            var bitmapData = bitmap.LockBits(new Rectangle(0, 0, bitmap.Width, bitmap.Height), System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageLockMode.ReadWrite, bitmap.PixelFormat);
                            var srcLineSize = outFrame.Linesize[0];
                            var dstLineSize = bitmapData.Stride;
                            FFmpegUtil.CopyPlane((IntPtr)outFrame.Ref.data[0], srcLineSize,
                                bitmapData.Scan0, bitmapData.Stride, Math.Min(srcLineSize, dstLineSize), bitmap.Height); // rgb frame to bitmap
                            bitmap.Save(Path.Combine(output, $"{mediaReader[inPacket.StreamIndex].ToTimeSpan(inPacket.Pts).TotalMilliseconds}ms.jpg"));
    decoders.ForEach(_ => _?.Dispose()); // Dispose all decoder

More see example/FFmpegSharp.Example


  • Easy api to cut/seek/mute audio clip.
  • Easy api to cut/seek video clip.
  • More example and test.
  • Provides a queue for multiplexing/demultiplexing and encoding/decoding.
  • Data exchange with NAudio and SharpAVI.
  • Subtitle support.
  • Split the filter section into optional standalone nuget packages.
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