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|0.5.3||May 30, 2023|
|0.5.2||Jan 19, 2023|
|0.5.1||Jul 17, 2022|
|0.5.0||Jan 31, 2022|
|0.1.0||Sep 1, 2020|
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Symphonia is a pure Rust audio decoding and media demuxing library supporting AAC, ADPCM, ALAC, FLAC, MKV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, Vorbis, WAV, and WebM.
- Decode support for the most popular audio codecs with support for gapless playback
- Demux the most common media container formats
- Read most metadata and tagging formats
- Automatic format and decoder detection
- Basic audio primitives for manipulating audio data efficiently
- 100% safe Rust
- Minimal dependencies
- Fast with no compromises in performance!
Additionally, planned features include:
- Providing a C API for integration into other languages
- Providing a WASM API for web usage
Support for individual audio codecs and media formats are provided by separate crates. By default, Symphonia only enables support royalty-free open standard codecs and formats, but others may be enabled using feature flags.
Tip: All formats and codecs can be enabled with the
The following status classifications are used to determine the state of development for each format or codec.
|Good||Many media streams play. Some streams may panic, error, or produce audible glitches. Some features may not be supported.|
|Great||Most media streams play. Inaudible glitches may be present. Most common features are supported.|
|Excellent||All media streams play. No audible or inaudible glitches. All required features are supported.|
A status of Great indicates that major development is complete and that the feature is in a state that would be acceptable for most applications to use.
A status of Excellent is only assigned after the feature passes all compliance tests. If no compliance tests are readily available, then a status of Excellent will be assigned if Symphonia's output matches that of a reference implementation, or
ffmpeg, over a large test corpus.
* Gapless playback requires support from both the demuxer and decoder.
Tip: All formats can be enabled with the
symphonia-bundle-* package is a combination of a decoder and a native demuxer.
Tip: All codecs can be enabled with the
all-codecsfeature flag. Similarly, all MPEG audio codecs can be enabled with the
All metadata readers are provided by the
|Vorbis comment (FLAC)||Perfect|
|Vorbis comment (OGG)||Perfect|
In addition to the safety guarantees afforded by Rust, Symphonia aims to:
- Decode media as correctly as the leading free-and-open-source software decoders
- Prevent denial-of-service attacks
- Be fuzz-tested
- Provide a powerful, consistent, and easy to use API
Symphonia aims to be comparable to, or faster than, popular open-source C-based implementations. Currently, Symphonia's decoders are generally +/-15% the performance of FFMpeg. However, the exact range will depend strongly on the codec, which features of the codec are being leveraged in the encoding, the Rust compiler version, and the CPU architecture being compiled for.
See the benchmarks for more information.
Basic usage examples may be found
For a more complete application, see
symphonia-play, a simple music player.
Symphonia provides the following tools for debugging purposes:
symphonia-playfor probing, decoding, validating, and playing back media streams.
symphonia-checkfor validating Symphonia's decoded output against various decoders.
The primary author is Philip Deljanov.
- Kostya Shishkov (AAC-LC decoder contribution, see
Symphonia is provided under the MPL v2.0 license. Please refer to the LICENSE file for more details.
Symphonia is an open-source project and contributions are very welcome! If you would like to make a large contribution, please raise an issue ahead of time to make sure your efforts fit into the project goals, and that there's no duplication of effort. Please be aware that all contributions must also be licensed under the MPL v2.0 license to be accepted.
When submitting a pull request, be sure you have included yourself in the CONTRIBUTORS file!