AVBlocks is a cross-platform software development kit for audio and video processing, encoding and decoding. The AVBlocks SDK can be used from C, C++, and .NET languages like C# and VB.NET. AVBlocks is currently available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu.

The following video codecs are supported by the AVBlocks Video SDK:

  • Advanced Video Coding (H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 Part 10)
  • VC-1 Video
  • WebM Video (Google VP8)
  • MPEG-4 Video (MPEG-4 Part 2)
  • MJPEG Video (decode only)
  • Windows Media Video
  • Mobile Video (H.263 / 3GPP / 3GPP2)
  • MPEG-2 Video (H.262 / MPEG-2 Part)
  • MPEG-1 Video (MPEG-1 Part 2)
  • H.261 Video

The following audio codecs are supported by the AVBlocks Audio SDK:

  • LPCM Audio
  • MPEG-1 Audio and MPEG-2 Audio (Layer 1, 2 and 3)
  • AAC Audio (MPEG-2 Part 7 / MPEG-4 Part 3)
  • Vorbis Audio
  • Dolby Digital Audio (AC3) (decode only)
  • Windows Media Audio (decode only)
  • Speech Audio / Voice Audio (G.711 / G.726)

The AVBlocks SDK also supports several audio and video file formats (a.k.a. containers or systems):

  • Audio Video Interleaved (AVI)
  • Advanced Systems Format (ASF / WMA / WMV)
  • MPEG-1 Part 1 (MPEG Systems / MPG)
  • MPEG-2 Part 1 (MPEG-2 Program Stream / MPEG-PS)
  • MPEG-2 Part 1 (MPEG-2 Transport Stream / MPEG-TS / MTS / M2TS)
  • MPEG-4 Part 14 (M4A / MP4)
  • Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE / WAV)
  • WebM Container Format (WEBM)