What is x264: x264 is a free library for encoding H264/AVC video streams. The code is written by Laurent Aimar, Eric Petit(OS X), Min Chen (vfw/nasm), Justin Clay(vfw), Måns Rullgård and Loren Merritt from scratch. It is released under the terms of the GPL license.
Website: http://www.videolan.org/x264.html or http://developers.videolan.org/x264.html
H264/AVC info: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=96059
x264 limitations: "x264 doesn't support the error-resilience features of baseline and extended profile, not the alternative colorspaces of high profile. Properly dealing with adaptive interlacing in all cases takes lots of code. x264 doesn't support interlacing.There are a few other features not supported..."
The latest x264 source code can always be found by anonymous SVN repository:
# svn co svn://svn.videolan.org/x264/trunk x264
Info about compiling x264: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=92726
x264 SVN repository (web browser): https://trac.videolan.org/x264/browser/trunk/
SDL是一个跨平台的多媒体函数库，几乎支持现今所有平台：Linux, Windows, Windows CE, BeOS, MacOS, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX, and QNX。被用来设计成在低层访问音频，键盘，鼠标，游戏杆，基于OPENGL（一个3D图象开发函数库）的3D 硬件，和2D图象帧缓冲区。它被广泛的用于基于MPEG的媒体播放软件，模拟器，和许多著名的游戏。最著名的游戏是赢得LIUNX组游戏开发大奖的 文明：权利的召唤（Civilization: Call To Power）。
The Core Pocket Media Player is the world’s most popular dual licensed Media Player for the PocketPC, Palm, Smartphone, Symbian and Windows. It is designed for easy use & as a non-restrictive development playback platform for 3rd parties to license.
TCPMP for PalmOS 可以说是PlamOS 上面最好的媒体播放器，支持MPEG1、MPEG4、MP3、MP4、M4A、MKV、OGG、MJPEG、ADPCM、ALaw、MuLaw、MPC、3GP、WMV、AC3 音频、Sony HHE GE2D、Zodiac ATI 2D 加速、FFmpeg 媒体库等等。
ffmpeg-php is an extension for PHP that adds an easy to use, object-oriented API for accessing and retrieving information from video and audio files. It has methods for returning frames from movie files as images that can be manipulated using PHP's image functions. This works well for automatically creating thumbnail images from movies. ffmpeg-php is also useful for reporting the duration and bitrate of audio files (mp3, wma...). ffmpeg-php can access many of the video formats supported by ffmpeg (mov, avi, mpg, wmv...)
FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec, the leading audio/video codec library. FFmpeg is developed under Linux, but it can compiled under most operating systems, including Windows.
The project is made of several components:
GStreamer is a library that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
Applications can take advantage of advances in codec and filter technology transparently. Developers can add new codecs and filters by writing a simple plugin with a clean, generic interface.
GStreamer is released under the LGPL.