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SDL Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to SDL

  • GitHub repo SFML


    Simple and Fast Multimedia Library

  • GitHub repo GStreamer

    SDL VS GStreamer

    GStreamer open-source multimedia framework

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo mpv

    SDL VS mpv

    🎥 Command line video player

  • GitHub repo oot

    SDL VS oot

    Decompilation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • GitHub repo QtAv

    SDL VS QtAv

    A cross-platform multimedia framework based on Qt and FFmpeg( High performance. User & developer friendly. Supports Android, iOS, Windows store and desktops. 基于Qt和FFmpeg的跨平台高性能音视频播放框架

  • GitHub repo flecs

    SDL VS flecs

    A fast entity component system (ECS) for C & C++

  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo SQLite

    SDL VS SQLite

    Official Git mirror of the SQLite source tree (by sqlite)

  • GitHub repo AvCpp

    SDL VS AvCpp

    C++ wrapper for FFmpeg

  • GitHub repo linux

    SDL VS linux

    Linux kernel source tree

  • GitHub repo rust

    SDL VS rust

    Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

  • GitHub repo Nim

    SDL VS Nim

    Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

  • GitHub repo citra

    SDL VS citra

    A Nintendo 3DS Emulator

  • GitHub repo GNU Emacs

    SDL VS GNU Emacs

    Mirror of GNU Emacs

  • GitHub repo VisualFSharp

    SDL VS VisualFSharp

    The F# compiler, F# core library, F# language service, and F# tooling integration for Visual Studio

  • GitHub repo FStar

    SDL VS FStar

    Verification system for effectful programs

  • GitHub repo project64

    SDL VS project64

    N64 Emulator

  • GitHub repo stepmania

    SDL VS stepmania

    Advanced rhythm game for Windows, Linux and OS X. Designed for both home and arcade use.

  • GitHub repo droidports

    A repository for experimenting with elf loading and in-place patching of android native libraries on non-android operating systems.

  • GitHub repo CatraMMS

    SDL VS CatraMMS

    Media Management System: ingestion, processing, encoding, delivery, ...

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  • Updated MacOS documentation
    1 project | | 9 Nov 2021
    The source code for it can be found at , this may be helpful if your looking for an example of how a 'platform layer' like this it can be implemented.
  • The Very First Post
    11 projects | | 10 Sep 2021
    Simple Directmedia Layer: a library that offers low-level access to resources like audio, video graphics, joystick, keyboard, mouse. It is mainly used for the development of video games (Stepmania and Valve's games such as Counter Strike: Source, as some examples).
  • AM2R @ Raspberry Pi - Take 3
    2 projects | | 2 Sep 2021
    Now, we'll need to source the latest SDL source tarball. You can find it [here](, but you can source the latest as of this writing with the command below. Run cd, and then run:
  • Good Open Source Projects?
    3 projects | | 30 May 2021
    Game library:


Basic SDL repo stats
10 months ago

spurious/SDL-mirror is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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