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Bug#929153: ITP: ffmpegfs -- FFmpegfs is a read-only FUSE filesystem which transcodes between audio and video formats on the fly when opened and read. This can let you use a multi media file collection with software and/or hardware which only understands one of the supported output formats, or transcode files through simple drag-and-drop in a file browser.




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Norbert Schlia <nschlia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : ffmpegfs
  Version         : 1.8.0
  Upstream Author : Norbert Schlia <nschlia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/nschlia/ffmpegfs
* License         : GPL-3+
  Programming Lang: C, C++
  Description     : FFmpegfs is a read-only FUSE filesystem which transcodes between audio and video formats on the fly when opened and read. This can let you use a multi media file collection with software and/or hardware which only understands one of the supported output formats, or transcode files through simple drag-and-drop in a file browser.

FFmpegfs is a read-only FUSE filesystem which transcodes between 
audio and video formats on the fly when opened and read. This can 
let you use a multi media file collection with software and/or 
hardware which only understands one of the supported output formats, 
or transcode files through simple drag-and-drop in a file browser.

Supported output formats:

* MP4 (audio & video)
* WebM (audio & video)
* OGG (audio & video)
* MOV (audio & video)
* Prores (a MOV container for Apple Prores video & PCM audio)
* Opus (audio only)
* MP3 (audio only)
* WAV (audio only)
* AIFF (audio only)

This can let you use a multi media file collection with software 
and/or hardware which only understands one of the supported output
formats, or transcode files through simple drag-and-drop in a file 
browser.

The package uses the FFmpeg library for decoding/enconding, this 
way suppporting a multitude of input formats. I am using it myself
for online streaming and playback.

There a similar package called mp3fs (of which this is actually a 
spawn), but that only supports mp3, no other formats and no videos. 
ffmpegfs is much more powerful and flexible, I would say.

I am going to maintain it myself, it is a rather small project so
I would not be needing help. I already receive support (bug reports,
fixes, feature requests and even patches for new features) on
github.

Sponsors are not required, but if someone wants to buy me a beer
or offer me a life-time supply of beer, why not? :)