Hiring FFmpeg developers

If you're running a business that uses FFmpeg or would like to use FFmpeg, you will sometimes want to have an expert, i.e. one of the original developers, work with you to figure out an issue, fix a bug or add some new feature.

This page is a list of those FFmpeg developers that are available for employment or consulting. The FFmpeg project highly recommends these people to be hired by your business. All developers on this list maintain some code in FFmpeg, which serves as a testimony for their competence. By hiring one of these developers, your business can also (indirectly) support the development of FFmpeg.

If you do not know whom to hire in particular or if none of the listed areas of expertise fits your requirements, you can send an email to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list, where it will reach a wider audience.

Baptiste Coudurier

Baptiste Coudurier is located in Los Angeles, California and is available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2005 and has been a maintainer since 2006. He has special expertise in broadcast codecs (ProRes, DNxHD, IMX/D-10, AVC-Intra), formats (MXF, GXF, MOV) and usages (Avid, FCP, Interlacing, Time Code, Metadata). You can contact him by email at baptiste.coudurier@gmail.com.

Benjamin Larsson

Benjamin Larsson is located in Stockholm, Sweden and is available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2004. Main area of expertise is audio codecs. You can contact him by email at benjamin at southpole dot se.

Carl Eugen Hoyos

Carl is located in Austria and available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2007 and has been a maintainer since 2007. He has experience with software license issues, and currently maintains the FFmpeg bug tracker You can contact him by email at ce at hoyos dot ws.

Clément Bœsch

Clément is located in France and available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2011 and has been a maintainer since 2011. He has experience with subtitles, filters and all kinds of random things accross the codebase. You can contact him by email at ubitux at gmail dot com.

Michael Niedermayer

Michael is located in Vienna, Austria and available for contracting work. He is an expert in all areas of video coding as well as x86 assembly. You can contact him by email at michael@niedermayer.cc.

Paul B Mahol

Paul is located in Croatia and available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2011 and has been a maintainer since 2012. He has experience with various codecs, containers, filters and reverse engineering. You can contact him by email at onemda at gmail dot com.

Stefano Sabatini

Stefano is located in Italy and is available for contracting work. He has worked on FFmpeg since 2007 and has been a maintainer since 2008. He has special expertise in libavfilter, ff* tools usage and usability issues. You can contact him by email at stefasab@gmail.com.