Shell scripts to build FFmpeg for iOS and tvOS
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FFmpeg iOS build script

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This is a shell script to build FFmpeg libraries for iOS and tvOS apps.

Tested with:

  • FFmpeg 3.1.1
  • Xcode 7.3



Use for tvOS.

  • To build everything:

  • To build arm64 libraries:

    ./ arm64
  • To build fat libraries for armv7 and x86_64 (64-bit simulator):

    ./ armv7 x86_64
  • To build fat libraries from separately built thin libraries:

    ./ lipo


You can download a binary for FFmpeg 3.1.1 release at

External libraries

You should link your app with

  • libz.dylib
  • libbz2.dylib
  • libiconv.dylib