author Robert Strong <>
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:27:01 -0700
changeset 348675 4d6033fadbc589a5f6170803e6af65ed8de5c96d
parent 283804 812f311c4ee47953c0413ddc544a45477837a3e5
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Client code for Bug 1309125 - Allow configuration of the download throttle via the update.xml. r=mhowell, a=rkothari


Libav is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content
such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.

## Libraries

* `libavcodec` provides implementation of a wider range of codecs.
* `libavformat` implements streaming protocols, container formats and basic I/O access.
* `libavutil` includes hashers, decompressors and miscellaneous utility functions.
* `libavfilter` provides a mean to alter decoded Audio and Video through chain of filters.
* `libavdevice` provides an abstraction to access capture and playback devices.
* `libavresample` implements audio mixing and resampling routines.
* `libswscale` implements color conversion and scaling routines.

## Tools

* [avconv]( is a command line toolbox to
  manipulate, convert and stream multimedia content.
* [avplay]( is a minimalistic multimedia player.
* [avprobe]( is a simple analisys tool to inspect
  multimedia content.
* Additional small tools such as `aviocat`, `ismindex` and `qt-faststart`.

## Documentation

The offline documentation is available in the **doc/** directory.

The online documentation is available in the main [website](
and in the [wiki](

### Examples

Conding examples are available in the **doc/example** directory.

## License

Libav codebase is mainly LGPL-licensed with optional components licensed under
GPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file for detailed information.