[Ffmpeg-devel] How to compile ffmpeg as a shared library and install the headers?
Sat Dec 2 19:36:52 CET 2006
Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:
> Grzegorz Borowiak wrote:
>> 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
Don't tell lies. Building shared versions of the ffmpeg libraries is
well supported. The API/ABI does change from time to time, but we do
make an effort to keep it stable when doing so does not impair
performance or functionality.
mru at inprovide.com
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