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libavdevice - multimedia device handling library


The libavdevice library provides a generic framework for grabbing from and rendering to many common multimedia input/output devices, and supports several input and output devices, including Video4Linux2, VfW, DShow, and ALSA.


ffmpeg(1), ffplay(1), ffprobe(1), ffmpeg-devices(1), libavutil(3), libavcodec(3), libavformat(3)


The FFmpeg developers.

For details about the authorship, see the Git history of the project (, e.g. by typing the command git log in the FFmpeg source directory, or browsing the online repository at <>.

Maintainers for the specific components are listed in the file MAINTAINERS in the source code tree.