FFmpeg Automated Testing Environment

FATE (FFmpeg Automated Testing Environment) is an extended regression testing platform developed by FFmpeg. It operates like a continuous integration platform like Jenkins and Hudson.

It is splitted in to two parts:

  • On the client side, it involves building FFmpeg, comparing the output of a specific test with a reference file, and then aggregating the results into a report.
  • On the server side, the reports are submitted from clients, and then displayed on The server software, fateserver, is hosted on git://

The current coverage of the FATE test suite, generated by lcov, is available at

Unlike public CI services like Travis CI, FATE test results come directly from developers' private machines. That being said, you can help the FFmpeg project by donating odd systems for us to test on or running the test suite on your own machine.


Needed fate clients

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