Video Converter is a Python module for converting video files from one format and codec to another.

It uses the FFmpeg multimedia framework for actual file processing, and adds an easy-to-use API for probing and converting media files on top of it.

Licensing and Patents

Although FFmpeg is licensed under LGPL/GPL, Video Converter only invokes the existing ffmpeg executables on the system (ie. doesn’t link to the ffmpeg libraries), so it doesn’t need to be LGPL/GPL as well.

The same applies to patents. If you’re in a country which recognizes software patents, it’s up to you to ensure you’re complying with the patent laws. Please read the FFMpeg Legal FAQ for more information.