Public release of SDL_ffmpeg 1.0.0

It has taking me quite some time, but I finally decided to release a
new version of SDL_ffmpeg.
( for those of you who do not know what Ffmpeg is, check out

Simply put, SDL_ffmpeg combines SDL and Ffmpeg in order to create a
library that is easy to use, yet powerful enough to en-/decode video
and audio files. It is even possible to take, let’s say, a YouTube
stream and play it inside your own SDL application. Or create one for
that matter…

There are quite a number of changes since the last version, mostly
because I decided to add encoding.
Besides encoding it is now possible to receive video frames in YUV
format, decode using multiple threads and encode/decode faster than

All this extra functionality did add to the complexity of the library,
but I feel that I have been able to keep everything simple enough for
the beginning programmer.

At this point I am really looking forward to receiving some feedback.
I fear that my involvement has made me blind for (stupid) mistakes :wink:
So I would love to hear what you think of the latest release.

You can find the project page here

thanks in advance!

  • Arjan