Complie and Build FFMPEG on Windows
We’ll start with downloading some tools of the trade and the source for ffmpeg.
- Download MinGW from here.
- Download MSYS from here.
- Download updated bash for MSYS from here.
- Get the latest snapshot of ffmpeg from here (here’s a direct link).
Let’s install the tools.
- Install MinGW (choose “MinGW base tools” and “MinGW make”) into c:\mingw
- Install MSYS into c:\msys\1.0
- After MSYS installation it will run a postinstall script. It will ask you some questions which you should answer as following:
Do you wish to continue with the post install? [yn ] -> y
Do you have MinGW installed? [yn ] -> y
Where is your MinGW installation? -> C:/mingw
- Copy bash-2.05b-MSYS.tar.bz2 to c:\msys\1.0 and extract it (bash.exe should go into C:\MSYS\1.0\bin).
We need to do this because ffmpeg’s configure script doesn’t work with bash 2.0.4 that comes with MSYS.
- Extract the ffmpeg sources. I’ll assume you’ve extracted them to c:\work\ffmpeg .
Now it’s time to build the library.
- Create a file called myconfig in c:\work\ffmpeg and copy the following into it:
./configure –extra-cflags=”-mno-cygwin -mms-bitfields”
–target-os=mingw32 –enable-shared –disable-static
- Run c:\msys\1.0\msys.bat. Run the following commands in the shell that starts:
$ cd /c/work/ffmpeg
- In order to run ffmpeg.exe, collect the binary files and put them together in one folder: