FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).
library for decoding ATSC A/52 streams used in DVD
A ASCII-Graphics Library
Agar is a modern open-source, cross-platform toolkit for graphical applications implemented in C, C++ and Ada (with bindings to other languages in development).
alogg is a library which makes it easier to use Ogg/Vorbis streams with Allegro. It offers facilities to decode, stream, and encode Ogg/Vorbis streams, and integrates those facilities with Allegro's datafile and sample loading routines.
OpenSource C++ CrossPlatform framework designed for 2d & 3d vector graphics
Cal3D is a skeletal based character animation library
DevIL image library
DjVu is a web-centric format and software platform for distributing documents and images. DjVu can advantageously replace PDF, PS, TIFF, JPEG, and GIF for distributing scanned documents, digital documents, or high-resolution pictures
Free MPEG-4 audio codecs by AudioCoding.com
an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder
fitz is the main library on that MuPDF is built. It's a library for rendering PDF files
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.
A library for configuring and customizing font access
The OpenAL Utility Toolkit
A Free, High-Quality, and Portable Font Engine
library to use arbitrary fonts in OpenGL applications
A graphics library for fast image creation
The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
An OpenGL image compositing library
An OpenGL png image library
Streaming media framework
Version 2 of an advanced replacement library for libraries like libXpm
software-based implementation of the codec specified in the JPEG-2000 Part-1 standard
jbig2dec is a decoder implementation of the JBIG2 image compression format. JBIG2 is designed for lossy or lossless encoding of 'bilevel' (1-bit monochrome) images at moderately high resolution, and in particular scanned paper documents. In this domain it is very efficient, offering compression ratios on the order of 100:1.
Library for SSA/ASS subtitles rendering
Blu-Ray playback library
Library of cd audio related routines
A library for accessing a CDDB server
library for decoding DTS Coherent Acoustics streams used in DVD
library for MPEG TS/DVB PSI tables decoding and generation
A portable abstraction library for DVD decryption
Provides a simple foundation for reading DVD-Video images
Library for DVD navigation tools
The MAD id3tag library
lightweight and fast library written in C for managing Apple iPods
A lightweight OSC (Open Sound Control) library for network communication
libmatroska is a C++ libary to parse Matroska files (Extensible multimedia container format - .mkv and .mka). It is available in LGPL license as a source code that should compile on many platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and BeOS. It depends on libebml to work.
Mikmod is a module player and library supporting many formats, including mod, s3m, it, and xm.
Common library for accessing Microsoft Media Server (MMS) media streaming protocol
libmp4v2 extracted from mpeg4ip
libogg is the bitstream and framing library for the Ogg project. It provides functions which are necessary to codec libraries like libvorbis.
Decoding library for RAW image formats
A generic library for manipulating pixel regions
A library based on quicktime4linux with extensions
Secret Rabbit Code (aka libsamplerate) is a Sample Rate Converter for audio
Simple Directmedia Layer
library for connecting and sending data to icecast servers
A C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound
Library for XSPF playlist reading and writing
A parser for SVG content in files or buffers
The Theora Video Compression Codec
Ogg Vorbis is a high-quality lossy audio codec that is free of intellectual property restrictions. libvorbis is the main vorbis codec library. It depends on libogg for bitstream and framing support.
WebM VP8 Codec SDK
library for converting WMF files
loadpng is some glue that makes it easy to use libpng to load and save bitmaps from Allegro programs.
Client library to access metadata of mp3/vorbis/CD media
A set of utilities for converting to/from the netpbm (and related) formats
An open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform API for interactive, primarily spatialized audio
A collection of algorithms and sample code for various computer vision problems.
OpenEXR is a high dynamic-range (HDR) image file format developed by Industrial Light & Magic for use in computer imaging applications.
SGI OpenInventor Toolkit and Utilities
The OpenJPEG library is an open-source JPEG 2000 library developed in order to promote the use of JPEG 200O. The OpenJPEG library is written in C language, released under the BSD license and targets Win32, Unix and Mac OS platforms.
A 3D framework in C++ with python bindings
A library for generating PDF on the fly.
multimedia library used by many games
Library to handle Dirac video
FLIC animation file loading library
This library allows you to display simple Rich Text Format (RTF) files in SDL applications.
SDL_sound is a library that handles the decoding of several popular sound file formats. It is meant to make the programmer's sound playback tasks simpler. SDL 1.2 and older are available under the GNU LGPL license. SDL 2.0 and newer are available under the zlib license.
library that provides a pseudo-ansi color terminal that can be used with any SDL application
SDL-widgets is a GUI toolkit on top of the SDL libraries, written in C++.
SFML is a free multimedia C++ API that provides you low and high level access to graphics, input, audio, etc.
Macromedia Flash decoding library
A library for reading and editing audio meta data
provides support for the Tag Image File Format (TIFF), a widely used format for storing image data.
A free library for encoding X264/AVC streams
Core libraries for Xine movie player
XviD, a high performance/quality MPEG-4 video de-/encoding solution