FFmpeg Plugins

Integrate the world’s best codecs into your FFmpeg environment for the superior audio & visual quality and performance boost you crave

Encoding and broadcast quality you can count on

MainConcept® FFmpeg Plugins make improving visual quality and performance quick and simple with advanced features that are not available with open source, such as Hybrid GPU acceleration and xHE-AAC audio format. Perfectly suited for both VOD and live production workflows, our FFmpeg plugins give you the best of both worlds.

For more than 25 years, MainConcept has been recognized as the premier provider of professional video codecs, so you can count on us to provide you with professional quality tools you can rely on.

  • Hybrid HEVC Encoder
  • AVC Encoder
  • AVC Broadcast Encoder
  • xHE-AAC Encoder

Features

  • Simple plug-in approach for fast integration with FFmpeg
  • Ready-to-use presets up to 4K for OTT content creation,
    MPEG-DASH & Apple HLS
  • GPU-accelerated encoding modes on NVIDIA RTX
    boards for significantly increased performance without
    sacrificing quality
  • Hardware accelerated encoding powered by Intel Quick
    Sync Video and NVIDIA NVENC
  • Pass encoding parameters via the FFmpeg command-line or use ready-to-use MainConcept config files with all available codec setting

 

  • Main and Main 10, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 support
  • Save CPU processes for other tasks or applications
  • Can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud
  • Uses up to 30% less bandwidth for live encoding, saving hardware costs and allowing more live streams per server
  • 3rd-party patent royalties are covered by MainConcept for the Hybrid HEVC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg
  • Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM (e.g., Raspberry Pi and Amazon EC2 with AWS Graviton CPUs)

Features

  • Simple plug-in approach for fast integration with FFmpeg
  • Optimized for low bitrate encoding with superior quality and speed
  • Ready-to-use presets for OTT content creation, MPEGDASH & Apple HLS
  • Hardware accelerated encoding powered by Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Use FFmpeg’s built-in multiplexers like MP4 directly
  • Pass encoding parameters via the FFmpeg command-line or use ready-to-use MainConcept config files with all available codec settings
  • 2-pass encoding for enhanced quality in file-based workflows
  • Can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud
  • 3rd-party patent royalties are covered by MainConcept for the AVC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg
  • Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM (e.g., Raspberry Pi and Amazon EC2 with AWS Graviton CPUs)

Features

  • Simple plugin approach for fast integration with FFmpeg AVC/H.264 encoding support for up to 4:2:2 10-bit (plus 4:2:0 8-bit) and up to level 6.2 (8K)
  • Pre-configured encoding profiles for professional Sony camcorder content creation like XAVC-Intra and XAVC LongGOP
  • Pre-configured encoding profiles for professional Panasonic camcorder content creation like P2 AVC-Intra, P2 AVC Ultra and P2 AVC LongG
  • Use FFmpeg’s built-in multiplexers like MP4 and MXF directly
  • Also includes ready-to-use presets for OTT content creation, MPEG-DASH & Apple HLS
  • 2-pass encoding support for enhanced quality in file-based workflows
  • Hardware accelerated encoding powered by Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Specify encoding parameters via the FFmpeg command-line or use ready-to-use MainConcept config files with all available codec settings
  • Can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud
  • 3rd-party patent royalties are covered by MainConcept for the AVC Broadcast Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg
  • Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM (e.g., Raspberry Pi and Amazon EC2 with AWS Graviton CPUs)

Features

  • Enables use of Fraunhofer’s industry leading xHE-AAC software encoder natively in FFmpeg
  • The up-and-coming audio format for Android and iOS devices, already adopted by top streamers
  • Supports:
    • xHE-AAC as well as legacy LC AAC, HE-AAC v1 and HE- AAC v2 audio formats
    • On-demand (file-to-file) xHE-AAC encoding workflows
    • On-demand (file-to-file) and live legacy AAC encoding workflows
  • Encoding for MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS compliant streaming use-cases
  • Best-in-class audio featuring bitrates of 12-500 kb/s for stereo
  • Seamless audio bitrate switching for MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS
  • Mandatory loudness and dynamic range control
  • Can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud
  • Seamlessly integrates with other MainConcept Video Encoder Plugins for FFmpeg plus FFmpeg’s built-in video encoders
  • Compliant with FFmpeg’s built-in MP4 multiplexer, including fragmented MP4
  • 3rd-party patent royalties are covered by MainConcept for the xHE-AAC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg
  • Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM (e.g., Raspberry Pi and Amazon EC2 with AWS Graviton CPUs)

FFmpeg Plugins 2.0

Easy integration

A simple software plugin brings MainConcept encoders into your new or existing FFmpeg environment.

Better performance than open source

MainConcept HEVC and AVC codecs outperform open-source and include the familiar FFmpeg libraries and toolsets. Learn more.

Advanced features

The MainConcept FFmpeg plug-in gives you access to Hybrid GPU acceleration, ready-to-use presets, and more.

It’s never been so easy to upgrade your workflow.

FFmpeg Products

Hybrid HEVC Encoder Plugin

$99*
30% more efficient encoding than with x265
Ready-to-use presets for DASH-265 and Apple HLS-HEVC, in up to 8K resolution
Support for HEVC Main and Main 10, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2
Hybrid GPU-accelerated HEVC encoding modes on NVIDIA RTX boards for an optimized blend of quality (software) and performance (hardware) (x86 only)
Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM
For non-commercial use

Discover all the benefits of MainConcept HEVC/H.265.

For purchasing the Hybrid HEVC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg on Linux ARM, please contact sales.

AVC Encoder Plugin

$79*
Up to 2x faster encoding than with x264
Hardware-accelerated AVC encoding powered by Intel Quick Sync Video (x86 only)
Ready-to-use presets for DASH-264 and Apple HLS-AVC
Optimized for low bitrate encoding with superior quality and speed
Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM
For non-commercial use

Discover all the benefits of MainConcept AVC/H.264.

For purchasing the AVC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg on Linux ARM, please contact sales.

AVC Broadcast Encoder Plugin

$119*
All the features and benefits of the MainConcept AVC Encoder Plugin, plus
AVC/H.264 encoding support for up to 4:2:2 10-bit, up to level 6.2 (8K)
Pre-configured encoding profiles for professional Sony and Panasonic camcorders
2-pass support for enhanced quality in file-based encoding
Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM
For non-commercial use
Discover all the benefits of MainConcept AVC/H.264.

For purchasing the AVC Broadcast Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg on Linux ARM, please contact sales.

xHE-AAC Encoder Plugin

$79*
Encode to xHE-AAC as well as legacy LC AAC, HE-AACv1 and HE-AACv2 
Support for xHE-AAC and AAC encoding workflows
Suited for MPEG-DASH compliant streaming use-cases 
Works with MainConcept Video Encoder FFmpeg Plugins and FFmpeg’s built-in video encoders and multiplexers 
Available for Windows, Linux x86 and Linux ARM
For non-commercial use
For purchasing the xHE-AAC Encoder Plugin for FFmpeg on Linux ARM, please contact sales.

Commercial Usage

For use in a commercial setting
For purchasing the FFmpeg Plugins running on Linux ARM
Including virtual environments, please contact sales to learn about package options.
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