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FFmpeg currently uses a custom build system, this text attempts to document
some of its obscure features and options.
Makefile variables:
V
Disable the default terse mode, the full command issued by make and its
output will be shown on the screen.
DESTDIR
Destination directory for the install targets, useful to prepare packages
or install FFmpeg in cross-environments.
Makefile targets:
all
Default target, builds all the libraries and the executables.
fate
Run the fate test suite, note you must have installed it
fate-list
Will list all fate/regression test targets
install
Install headers, libraries and programs.
libavformat/output-example
Build the libavformat basic example.
libavcodec/api-example
Build the libavcodec basic example.
libswscale/swscale-test
Build the swscale self-test (useful also as example).
Useful standard make commands:
make -t <target>
Touch all files that otherwise would be build, this is useful to reduce
unneeded rebuilding when changing headers, but note you must force rebuilds
of files that actually need it by hand then.
make -j<num>
rebuild with multiple jobs at the same time. Faster on multi processor systems
make -k
continue build in case of errors, this is useful for the regression tests
sometimes but note it will still not run all reg tests.
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