Compile FFmpeg on your own

Since 2017 I provide a build script to compile FFmpeg on your own. If you just want to run FFmpeg, go to https://ffmpeg.org/download.html and download  the executable. Compiling FFmpeg is not that hard. So simply download the latest source code and compile it, right?...

Extract subtitles from Teletext via FFmpeg

It is as simple as it sounds: Just provide the teletext page and here we go: ./ffmpeg -txt_format text -txt_page 150 -i inputFile.ts outputSubtitles.ger.srt txt_page 150 is the page number of the subtitle. Typically is the page shown at the beginning of a show....

Using Hardware Acceleration on MacOS with FFmpeg

Video encoding with x264 and x265 takes a lot of CPU usage. This is because you’re using a software encoder. The whole encoding is done in software and this is executed on your CPU. Modern Macs have a hardware encoder on board. But how to use it with FFmpeg? We...

Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server – Overview

During the time a series of articles regarding using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server has been published. This article is an overview on all published articles: Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server (Part 1) – HLS Basics Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server (Part...