Commit 96ce6d6f authored by Luca Barbato's avatar Luca Barbato

doc: Add more information in the README

And convert it to Markdown.
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1) Documentation
* Read the documentation in the doc/ directory.
2) Licensing
* See the LICENSE file.
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Libav is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content
such as audio, video, subtitles and related metadata.
## Libraries
* `libavcodec` provides implementation of a wider range of codecs.
* `libavformat` implements streaming protocols, container formats and basic I/O access.
* `libavutil` includes hashers, decompressors and miscellaneous utility functions.
* `libavfilter` provides a mean to alter decoded Audio and Video through chain of filters.
* `libavdevice` provides an abstraction to access capture and playback devices.
* `libavresample` implements audio mixing and resampling routines.
* `libswscale` implements color conversion and scaling routines.
## Tools
* [avconv]( is a command line toolbox to
manipulate, convert and stream multimedia content.
* [avplay]( is a minimalistic multimedia player.
* [avprobe]( is a simple analisys tool to inspect
multimedia content.
* Additional small tools such as `aviocat`, `ismindex` and `qt-faststart`.
## Documentation
The offline documentation is available in the **doc/** directory.
The online documentation is available in the main [website](
and in the [wiki](
### Examples
Conding examples are available in the **doc/example** directory.
## License
Libav codebase is mainly LGPL-licensed with optional components licensed under
GPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file for detailed information.
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