FFMPEG with AMDs Advanced Media Framework integrated
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  1. MSYS 2
  • Install MSYS2 to any location, preferably without any spaces, slashes or other special symbols.
  • Open an MSYS2 shell and run 'pacman -Syu' (without ') and wait for it to finish. Close it when it asks for it.
  • Open an MSYS2 shell and run 'pacman -Su' (without '), wait for it to complete.
  1. MingW and YASM
  • Open an MSYS2 shell.
  • Run 'pacman -S make diffutils yasm nasm mingw-w64-x86_64-gcc mingw-w64-i686-gcc mingw-w64-x86_64-gtk3 mingw-w64-i686-gtk3' (without ').
  • Done

Warnings about using MSYS2 with MinGW


Build Environment

  • Visual Studio:
    1. Launch a "Visual Studio Native Tools Command Prompt".
    2. Navigate to the MSYS2 installation directory.
    3. Launch an msys2 shell with 'msys2_shell.cmd -full-path'
    4. Verify that everything is correct using 'which link' and 'which cl' (they should be pointing to VS versions)
  • MinGW
    1. Launch a MSYS2 shell that matches the architecture you want to build for.


  • Using the previous shell, navigate to the ffmpeg build directory and run: (MingW 32): './ffmpeg-build-win release 32' (MingW 64): './ffmpeg-build-win release 64' (VS 32): './ffmpeg-build-win release 32 msvc' (VS 64): './ffmpeg-build-win release 64 msvc'
  • Wait until it's done.
  • Pick up your correctly built ffmpeg from /build and /redist.

Old VS Build Steps

  • libx264 Build steps -
  1. Grab the current stable source.
  2. Using the above shell, navigate to the stable source.
  3. CC=cl configure --prefix={FFMPEG Shared Path} --enable-shared --extra-cflags="-DNO_PREFIX"
  4. make
  5. make install-lib-shared
  6. Navigate to {FFMPEG Shared Path}/lib and rename libx264.dll.lib to libx264.lib.
  • ffmpeg Build steps -
  1. Follow this: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/MSVC
  2. Add the following extra commands to the configure command: --extra-cflags='-I{FFMPEG Shared Path}\include' (Path must be in linux format) --extra-ldflags='-LIBPATH:"{FFMPEG Shared Path}\lib"' (Path must be in windows format) --enable-gpl --enable-libx264
  3. make
  4. make install
  5. Copy the libx264-*.dll from {FFMPEG Shared Path}/bin to the ffmpeg output directory. ./configure --prefix=/d/Projects/Cpp/ffmpeg-shared --enable-asm --disable-doc --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-w32threads --extra-ldflags=-static-libgcc --enable-muxer=av1 --enable-parser=av1 ./configure --prefix=/d/Projects/Cpp/ffmpeg-shared --enable-shared --toolchain=msvc --enable-asm --enable-yasm --disable-doc --extra-cflags=-I/d/Projects/Cpp/ffmpeg-shared/include --extra-ldflags='-LIBPATH:"D:\Projects\Cpp\ffmpeg-shared\lib"' --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-encoder=h264_vce --enable-lto ./configure --prefix=/d/Projects/Cpp/ffmpeg-shared --enable-asm --enable-yasm --toolchain=msvc --enable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-lto