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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 (git://, 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.