[Ffmpeg-devel] How to compile ffmpeg as a shared library and install the headers?

Mike Melanson mike
Sat Dec 2 19:09:02 CET 2006

Grzegorz Borowiak wrote:
> Hi.
> I am a programmer and an amateur movie maker. I'm developing a
> non-linear video editing system. By now it is batch-only and it calls
> multiple external programs to do the job. I plan to make it more
> interactive and I would like to use libavcodec and libavformat for
> some tasks.
> My problem is: how to compile and install ffmpeg libraries as shared
> objects and how to install header files into /usr/local/include in
> some clean, automatized way (opposite to manual copy file by file)? I
> would like to link to ffmpeg dynamically, so my program capabilities
> could grow automagically along with ffmpeg libraries capabilities.

Not presently possible. FFmpeg has no stable API or formal release schedule.

	-Mike Melanson

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