Scripts to build ffmpeg with all the deps statically (webm + h264 included)
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FFmpeg static build

Three scripts to make a static build of ffmpeg with all the latest codecs (webm + h264).

Just follow the instructions below. Once you have the build dependencies, just run ./, wait and you should get the ffmpeg binary in target/bin

Build dependencies

# Debian & Ubuntu
$ apt-get install build-essential curl tar <FIXME???>

# OS X
# install XCode, it can be found at
# (apple login needed)
# <FIXME???>

Build & "install"

$ ./
# ... wait ...
# binaries can be found in ./target/bin/

NOTE: If you're going to use the h264 presets, make sure to copy them along the binaries. For ease, you can put them in your home folder like this:

$ mkdir ~/.ffmpeg
$ cp ./target/share/ffmpeg/*.ffpreset ~/.ffmpeg


On the top-level of the project, run:

$ . env.source

You can then enter the source folders and make the compilation yourself

$ cd build/ffmpeg-*
$ ./configure --prefix=$TARGET_DIR #...
# ...

Remaining links

I'm not sure it's a good idea to statically link those, but it probably means the executable won't work across distributions or even across releases.

# On Ubuntu 10.04:
$ ldd build/bin/ffmpeg =>  (0xb78df000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb789f000) => /lib/ (0xb788a000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb7870000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb7716000)
/lib/ (0xb78e0000)

# on OSX 10.6.4:
$ otool -L ffmpeg 
	/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 125.2.0)


  • Add some tests to check that video output is correctly generated this would help upgrading the package without too much work
  • OSX's xvidcore does not detect yasm correctly
  • remove remaining libs