FFmpeg Drive

handy video/frame manipulation

v. 1.0 Jun 2013





FFmpeg Drive is a GUI – graphical user interface (frontend, wrapper) for the popular command-line video manipulation program ffmpeg, which offers access to certain functions of ffmpeg. Namely these are the ability to bind individual frames (images) into a single movie file, the ability to convert movie files from one type (format) into another, and the play movie function using mplayer *. This is a work in progress, open to a wide set of possibilities.

For convenience, part of the original 32-bit ffmpeg package for Windows and Linux is included in the FFmpeg Drive package. If you want to execute any other version of ffmpeg, make sure that the ffmpeg command is executable from the location where you are running FFmpeg Drive.


Download FFmpeg Drive from      https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpegdrive/

Forum is available at                       https://sourceforge.net/p/ffmpegdrive/discussion/


Enormous (undocumented) documentation for the ffmpeg program that runs in console is here: http://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html. The whole reason why we have frontends (wrappers), is to avoid typing the complicated options in console. Many of these options can be added over time using the decorations in FFmpeg Drive.

FFmpeg Drive is currently being developed and tested in Windows and OpenSuSE Linux. It may easily find its way to other operating systems that have ffmpeg available.

The ability to play a movie is kindly provided by MPlayer project for Windows and MPlayer2 project for Linux.


(video presentation of the beta version)




FFmpeg Drive is a free, open source program written in Java (www.java.com) and licensed under the GNU Public License GPL version 3.  

Author: Predrag L. Bokšić (junkerade@gmail.com)


How to run


FFmpeg Drive runs on Windows or Linux operating system that has Java environment installed. (It is not tested on other systems.) Install Java from www.java.com or from your Linux distribution provider. Use the FFmpeg Drive installer for Windows. Double click the newly created Windows desktop icon, FFMpeg Drive. Alternatively, download and unpack the .zip package in any folder where you have access, such as My Documents in Windows or your home folder in Linux. Open the unpacked folder and execute FFMpeg Drive 64.exe or FFMpeg Drive.exe depending from the 64/32-bit version of Java that you have installed on your computer. The version of Java is not important. You can also execute in console java –jar ffmpeg-drive.jar. This command in Linux is usually formatted as java –jar ./ffmpeg-drive.jar.




This application started as a small helper application for use with Perceptron. Use this application to bind sequence of frames produced in Perceptron into a movie. Visit: http://perceptron.sourceforge.net/