FFmpeg

Background

Video/music player implemented in libretro.

Author/License

The FFmpeg core has been authored by

  • Fabrice Bellard
  • FFmpeg team

The FFmpeg core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

Extensions

Content that can be loaded by the FFmpeg core have the following file extensions:

  • .mkv
  • .avi
  • .f4v
  • .f4f
  • .3gp
  • .ogm
  • .flv
  • .mp4
  • .mp3
  • .flac
  • .ogg
  • .m4a
  • .webm
  • .3g2
  • .mov
  • .wmv
  • .mpg
  • .mpeg
  • .vob
  • .asf
  • .divx
  • .m2p
  • .m2ts
  • .ps
  • .ts
  • .mxf
  • .wma
  • .wav

Features

Frontend-level settings or features that the FFmpeg core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

Directories

The FFmpeg core's directory name is 'FFmpeg'

Geometry and timing

  • The FFmpeg core's core provided FPS is dependant on the loaded media.
  • The FFmpeg core's core provided sample rate is dependant on the loaded media.
  • The FFmpeg core's core provided aspect ratio is dependant on the loaded media.

Core options

The FFmpeg core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • Temporal Interpolation [ffmpeg_temporal_interp] (Off/On)

    'Fake’ a higher framerate by using motion blur.

  • FFT Resolution [ffmpeg_fft_resolution] (1280x720/1920x1080/2560x1440/3840x2160/640x360/320x180)

    Modify the resolution of the music visualizer.

FFT Resolution - 320x180

FFT Resolution - 3840x2160

  • FFT Multisample [ffmpeg_fft_multisample] (1x/2x/4x)

    Modify the antialiasing of the music visualizer.

  • Colorspace [ffmpeg_color_space] (auto/BT.70/BT.601/FCC/SMPTE240M)

    Choose colorspaces from different broadcast regions/standards.

Controllers

The FFmpeg core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 device types

  • None - Doesn't disable input.
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this.

Other controllers

  • Mouse - The FFmpeg core allows Wheel Up and Wheel Down mouse inputs for seeking. This is always active, completely separate from the device types in the Controls menu and cannot be manually selected.

Controller tables

Joypad

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
Seek +60 seconds
Seek -60 seconds
Seek -10 seconds
Seek +10 seconds
Cycle Audio Track
Cycle Subtitle Track

Mouse

RetroMouse Inputs FFmpeg Core Inputs
Wheel Up Seek +60 seconds
Wheel Down Seek -60 seconds