Compile and Build FFMPEG on Windows Platform
Installing FFMPEG from the source in window platform is easy as you do for other window application. Here is the complete instructios how to build FFMPEG in windows. To install FFMPEG on windows you need to install third party MinGW and MSys library that is compatible with GCC. This library is required to build ffmpeg in windows and support shell to run commands.
Download MinGW and MSys
MinGW: MinGW Direct download link
MSys: MSys Direct download link
SF Link: Sourceforge MinGW MSys Package Download Page
FFMPEG: FFMPEG Download fully patched version
It is time to install ffmpeg. Extract downloaded ffmpeg archive in c: folder. If you have not downloaded yet please download now then run MSys.bat file from C:\msys\1.0\ folder. This location will be depend on you MinGW and MSys installation. In the command prompt run the following commands:
$ cd c:/ffmpeg-0.4.7
$ ./configure –extra-cflags=”-mno-cygwin -mms-bitfields” –extra-ldflags=”-Wl,–add-stdcall-alias” –enable-mingw32 –enable-shared –disable-a52 –disable-pp –disable-ffserver –disable-ffplay
Hello sir, i was looking at how you did to install ffmpeg. it goes fine until the last point.
$ gcc -mno-cygwin -mms-bitfields -Wall -g -DHAVE_AV_CONFIG_H -I.. -D_FILE_OFFSE
T_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_GNU_SOURCE -c -o common.o common.c
gcc.exe: common.c: No such file or directory
gcc.exe: no input files
when i type the above code it cannot find gcc and i have tested gcc in command prompt.it is there.Can you please clear out my doubts.I am very new to programming.Have been tryng real hard to get ffmpeg installed since 24 hours already…
ohh..im so sorry.silly me!! i didnt notice that what i typed at the end was infact displayed. Just to be sure can u please clear out my doubt whether the last step was indeed make.
One more thing, how will i get to execute ffmpeg for conversions? most of the codes i came across through have used something like “c:/ffmpeg.exe” how will i knw the path to mine,since i don’t find it in my drive..
A quick reply will be very appreciated.
Hi how do i verify the ffMPEG is created successfully? I am getting an error
make: *** [libavcodec.so] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/e/ffmpeg-047/libavcodec’
make: *** [lib] Error 2
and I dont see anywher ffMPEG.exe or .dll created. Can you please help.
Did your MingW and MSys package were installed successfully?
I have followed the steps you have mentioned. But on compilation i get an error as follows.
liba52/a52.h: No such file or directory
Could you please point to the location where i can find this file.
Thanks in advance
hi i am converting audio file through ffmpeg.exe.
i am facing the path problem if in path there is space then it is not able to read it.
ex:- D:\Project\WebSites\audioduration2\videos\org video\a.wmv
its showing error like that:
FFmpeg version SVN-r10461, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al. configuration: –enable-memalign-hack –enable-libamr-nb –enable-libamr-wb –enable-libfaac –enable-libgsm –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libogg –enable-libtheora –enable-libvorbis –enable-shared –disable-static –enable-liba52 –enable-libx264 –enable-libxvid –enable-libfaad –enable-swscaler –enable-gpl –enable-avisynth –cpu=i686 –enable-pthreads libavutil version: 49.5.0 libavcodec version: 51.43.0 libavformat version: 51.12.2 built on Sep 11 2007 01:30:32, gcc: 4.2.1-sjlj (mingw32-2) D:\Project\WebSites\audioduration2\videos\org: no such file or directory
I think above demo compilation is done inside a nix box not in windows box.
if i follow the steps to instal i got the following error
*** 1. unable to allocate heap 0x10050000, heap_ch
unk_size 268435456, pid 3452, Win32 error 0
0 [main] sh 1388 sync_with_child: child 3452(0x314) died before initializa
tion with status code 0x1
1022 [main] sh 1388 sync_with_child: *** child state waiting for longjmp
./configure: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
does can any one help out wht is the problem
Going by screenshot in this post, i am getting the exactly same output, but when i try to ‘make’, its not working. Is it something to do with the error in first few lines?
sdl-config: command not found
this is not working for converting 3gp to flv format
Plz tell me.
thanks in advance.
I followed the steps in the article and it gives me an error:
Unknown option “-extra-cflags=-mno-cygwin”.
See ./configure –help for available options.
What is it?