ffmpeg.wasm VS CanvasEngine

Compare ffmpeg.wasm vs CanvasEngine and see what are their differences.


FFmpeg for browser and node, powered by WebAssembly (by ffmpegwasm)


A highly performant rendering engine for the browser (by ExpressiveSuite)
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ffmpeg.wasm CanvasEngine
27 2
6,270 26
7.7% -
7.0 9.1
2 months ago about 1 month ago
JavaScript TypeScript
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ffmpeg.wasm. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of CanvasEngine. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-11.
  • Expressive Animator: free software vector animation and motion graphics editor
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-11

    Also, take a look at the opened issues, and you will see what kind of formats we are planning to support.

  • CanvasEngine, open-source rendering engine built on top of SkiaJS and WebGL is now available!
    We are happy to announce that we have released CanvasEngine, an open-source rendering engine built on top of SkiaJS and WebGL that ships bundled with a custom canvas-engine HTML element, vector drawing tools, project templates, and a highly efficient document model for storing and rendering graphic objects. https://github.com/ExpressiveSuite/CanvasEngine

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ffmpeg.wasm and CanvasEngine you can also consider the following projects:

handbrake-js - Video encoding / transcoding / converting for node.js

node-ytdl-core - YouTube video downloader in javascript.

ffprobe-wasm - A Web-based FFProbe. Powered by FFmpeg, Vue and Web Assembly!

ffmpeg-libav-tutorial - FFmpeg libav tutorial - learn how media works from basic to transmuxing, transcoding and more

rust-ffmpeg-wasi - ffmpeg libraries precompiled for WebAsembly/WASI, as a Rust crate.

draw.io - Source to app.diagrams.net

remotion - 🎥 Create videos programmatically in React [Moved to: https://github.com/remotion-dev/remotion]

assemblyscript - A TypeScript-like language for WebAssembly.

readable-stream - Node-core streams for userland

Node.CLI-Progress - :hourglass: easy to use progress-bar for command-line/terminal applications

Express - Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

SkiaJS - A powerful 2D graphics library based on Skia