Libav Download and Source Code Repository Access

Libav Git

Libav is developed with Git. Given the decentralized nature of Git, multiple repositories from developers and groups of developers are available.

Clone URL Browse URL Snapshot URL Maintainer Description
git://git.libav.org/libav.git http://git.libav.org/?p=libav.git tgz Libav team Main development
git://git.libav.org/libav.org.git http://git.libav.org/?p=libav.org.git tgz Libav team Website module
Mirrors
git://gitorious.org/libav/libav.git http://gitorious.org/libav/libav tgz Libav team Gitorious Mirror
git://github.com/libav/libav.git https://github.com/libav/libav tgz, zip Libav team GitHub Mirror
Developer Trees
git://gitorious.org/~astrange/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-mt.git http://gitorious.org/~astrange/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-mt tgz Alexander Strange Multithreaded decoding
git://gitorious.org/~flameeyes/ffmpeg/flameeyes-ffmpeg.git http://gitorious.org/~flameeyes/ffmpeg/flameeyes-ffmpeg tgz Diego E. Pettenò Personal repository with works in progress
git://github.com/lu-zero/libav.git https://github.com/lu-zero/libav tgz, zip Luca Barbato Personal repository with works in progress and experiments
git://github.com/justinruggles/Libav http://justinruggles.github.com/Libav/ - Justin Ruggles Personal repository with works in progress
git://git.khirnov.net/git/libav - - Anton Khirnov Personal repository with works in progress

You can retrieve the source code through the standard Git client by using the command:

git clone CLONE_URL libav

where CLONE_URL is one of the Git clone URLs listed in the table above.

Make sure that you do not have Windows line endings in your checkouts, otherwise you may experience spurious compilation failures. One way to achieve this is to run

git config --global core.autocrlf false

git.libav.org Repository Snapshots

For the git.libav.org repository you can also directly download the source snapshot that we generate each night instead of grabbing a source snapshot from the gitweb URL. This is slightly preferred since it reduces the load on our server.

Alternatively, if you cannot access Git directly or wish to speed up the cloning and reduce the bandwidth usage, we also offer a complete git snapshot tarball that comes with git metadata and version history to bootstrap your local libav.org repository.

Windows Nightly and Release Builds

Nightly and release builds of Libav linked with various libraries are done for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and can be obtained at the following URLs:

Windows builds of official releases
32-bit Windows builds
32-bit Windows builds using pthreads
64-bit Windows builds

Please report any bugs to the bug tracker.

Libav Releases

At irregular intervals Libav makes releases that represent snapshots of Libav at the moment the release branch was cut. Between major releases point releases will appear that add important bug fixes but no new features. Note that these releases are intended for distributors and system integrators. Users that wish to compile from source themselves are strongly encouraged to consider using the development branch (see above), this is the only version on which Libav developers actively work. The release branches only cherry pick selected changes from the development branch, which therefore receives much more and much faster bug fixes such as additional features and security patches.

Libav 10 "Eks"

10.2 was released on 2014-06-27. It is the latest point release from the version 10 release branch, which has been released on 2014-03-23. Please give us feedback and use our Bugzilla for filing bugs.

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Libav 9 "plain 9"

9.14 was released on 2014-06-27. It is the latest point release from the version 9 release branch, which was released on 2013-01-05. Please give us feedback and use our Bugzilla for filing bugs: https://bugzilla.libav.org/

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Libav 0.8 "Forbidden Fruit"

0.8.13 was released on 2014-06-27. It is the latest point release from the 0.8 branch, which was cut on 2012-01-21. Please give us feedback with your experiences with this release and use our new Bugzilla for filing bugs: https://bugzilla.libav.org/

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Libav 0.5.10 "half-way to world domination A.K.A. the belligerent blue bike shed"

0.5.10 appeared on 2013-02-16. It is the latest point release from the 0.5 release branch cut on 2009-03-02.

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Distribution Status

This table is sorted alphabetically. Please help to keep it up-to-date.

Distribution Package Information URL Version Tracked
Debian http://packages.qa.debian.org/liba/libav.html Release Branches
Gentoo http://packages.gentoo.org/package/media-video/libav Release Branches, git master
Ubuntu https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav Release Branches
Open Embedded http://cgit.openembedded.net/cgit.cgi/openembedded/tree/recipes/libav git master