Avifile is a library that allows you to read and write compressed AVI files in most common video & audio formats (Indeo® Video, DivX, etc.) under x86 Linux. Compression and decompression are performed with Win32 DLLs. It includes a simple AVI player and a Video4Linux capture program. Currently it is under heavy development, and while some features (such as AVI playback) already work, some (audio compression) are not yet successfully implemented.
DirectFB is a thin library that provides developers with hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, an integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the Linux framebuffer device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware.
Libquicktime is based on the quicktime4linux library with several enhancements. All 3rd-party libraries were removed from the sourcetree. Instead, the systemwide installed libraries are detected by the configure script. All original codecs were moved into dynamically loadable modules, and new codecs are in development. Special API extensions allow access to the codec registry and more convenient processing of audio and video data. Libquicktime comes with original utility programs and additional tools, like a command line player and a GTK configuration utility that can configure the parameters of all installed codecs. The configuration is stored in the home directory, and can be used by all libquicktime applications.
Based on the sources of Quicktime4Linux, OpenQuicktime has since been extensively remodeled and streamlined. The build system is based on Automake/libtool and builds on most varieties of Unix. The codecs are all external from the main library. Included is a player, encoder, audio and video extractors, and a number of other utilities.