Copy Paste Instructions for ffmpeg

by Stephen Fluin 2010.08.15

I love the guide found at It's one of the best guides for getting ffmpeg working with a lot of the "encumbered" codecs and capabilities. In order to make the process simpler, I have updated the ffmpeg connection from svn to git, and put the entire set of commands into a single spot. Simply copy and past the following into a console to run the entire set.

sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg x264 libx264-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion git-core checkinstall yasm texi2html libfaac-dev libmp3lame-dev libopencore-amrnb-dev libopencore-amrwb-dev libsdl1.2-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libx11-dev libxfixes-dev libxvidcore-dev zlib1g-dev cd git clone git:// cd x264 ./configure make sudo checkinstall --pkgname=x264 --pkgversion "2:0.`grep X264_BUILD x264.h -m1 | cut -d' ' -f3`.`git rev-list HEAD | wc -l`+git`git rev-list HEAD -n 1 | head -c 7`" --backup=no --default cd git clone git:// cd libvpx ./configure make sudo checkinstall --pkgname=libvpx --pkgversion="`date +%Y%m%d%H%M`-git" --backup=no --default cd git clone git:// cd ffmpeg git clone git:// ./configure --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-pthreads --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab make sudo checkinstall --pkgname=ffmpeg --pkgversion "`date +%Y%m%d%H%M`-git" --backup=no --default hash x264 ffmpeg ffplay make tools/qt-faststart sudo checkinstall --pkgname=qt-faststart --pkgversion "4:SVN -r`svn info | grep Revision | awk '{ print $NF }'`" --backup=no --default install -D -m755 tools/qt-faststart /usr/local/bin/qt-faststart