Libav provides cross-platform tools and libraries to convert, manipulate and stream a wide range of multimedia formats and protocols.
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Latest Releases
March 11, 2015

Libav 11.3

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March 11, 2015

Libav 10.6

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March 11, 2015

Libav 9.18

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March 11, 2015

Libav 0.8.17

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News

March 8, 2015

Today we have new releases on all 4 of our release branches: 11.3, 10.6, 9.18 and 0.8.17.

Here are the updated changelogs:

Special note: The 0.8 branch of libav is now more than 2 years old -- downstreams are recommended to update sooner rather than later as 0.8.17 will be the final official release for this branch.

We encourage distributors and system integrators to update, and share their patches against our release branches.

Enjoy!