ffmpeg.wasm VS readable-stream

Compare ffmpeg.wasm vs readable-stream and see what are their differences.


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


Node-core streams for userland (by nodejs)
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ffmpeg.wasm readable-stream
27 11
6,239 896
7.7% 0.9%
7.0 1.6
2 months ago 4 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 readable-stream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-23.
  • Working with Node.js streams
    dev.to | 2021-09-24
    Knowledge of Node.js streams is essential because they are a great tool to rely on when handling large sets of data. Check out the Node.js API docs for more information about streams.
  • How I Built An Incomplete CMS
    dev.to | 2021-06-23
    AWS S3 buckets can hold a wide variety of objects in storage and can be accessed through Node APIs. This seemed like the best option because I would be able to scale the number of posts I make indefinitely while not affecting my file size and I could maintain the already existing and tested markdownToHtml conversion. It is possible to store markdown files in AWS S3 buckets and then stream the contents into my existing functions. Before going any further, here is are the dependencies from my package.json.
  • NodeJS pipeline to c#?
    reddit.com/r/node | 2021-05-25
  • Get streaming data and send it to different clients
    reddit.com/r/node | 2021-05-10
    A Transform stream is a Duplex stream where the output is computed in some way from the input. Examples include zlib streams or crypto streams that compress, encrypt, or decrypt data.
    reddit.com/r/node | 2021-05-10
    The Stream API is only relevant if OP has an actual Stream-based connection to each client (in which case the .pipe() method is going to be the way to go for doing one-to-many stream broadcasting). But he/she is probably better off using a library like SocketIO or ws. I.e. that uses WebSockets under the hood and, thus, exposes a higher level abstraction.
  • Encoding in Stream Transform
    reddit.com/r/node | 2021-04-29
    Fun problem, took me awhile to figure out. It's buried in the Node.js documentation:https://nodejs.org/api/stream.html#stream_duplex_and_transform_streams
  • Newbie graphql file upload question! (Need help)
    reddit.com/r/graphql | 2021-03-20
  • How I made my own file compressor using Node.js
    dev.to | 2021-03-16
    The definition above is from Node.js Documentation.
  • Protip to anybody using Gulp: switch from .pipe() to .pipeline()
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-03-03
    It's not. It's part of the stream, standard library since Node 10. Here's the documentation
  • Unzip large files in AWS using Lambda and Node.js
    dev.to | 2021-03-01
    Unzipper package, on the other hand, works based on Node.js streams. In short, streams allows us to process (read/write) data in chunks, keeping memory footprint as well as execution time very low.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ffmpeg.wasm and readable-stream 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

Highland - High-level streams library for Node.js and the browser

assemblyscript - A TypeScript-like language for WebAssembly.

get-stream - Get a stream as a string, buffer, or array

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

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