In this recipe, we will create a simple video converter using Qt and FFmpeg, a leading multimedia framework that is free and open source. Although Qt supports playing video files through its widget, it does not currently support video conversion. Fear not! You can still achieve the same goal by making your program cooperate with another standalone program through the QProcess class provided by Qt.
Let's make a simple video converter with the following steps:
- Download FFmpeg (static package) from http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds and extract the contents to C:/FFmpeg/.
- Open Qt Creator and create a new Qt Widgets Application project by going to File | New File or Project.
- Open mainwindow...