Installs and configures the x264 video encoding library
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Installs and configures the x264 video encoding library - X264 Project


  • Chef 0.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04

Please help increase the supported platform list by notifying me or submitting pull requests which will add support for other platforms.


  • x264[:install_method] - Installation method, :source or :package - default :source
  • x264[:git_repository] - Location of the source Git repository if installing via :source
  • x264[:git_revision] - Revision of the Git repository to install if installing via :source.
  • x264[:prefix] - Location prefix of where the installation files will go if installing via :source

WARN: When specifying the git_revision attribute, use the hash of commit or a HEAD - not a tag. Sync action of Git provider will always attempt to update the git clone if a tag is used.


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make.


Author:: Jamie Winsor (

Copyright:: 2011, En Masse Entertainment, Inc

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