[FFmpeg-user] FFMPEG Build FLAGS help for MP4 (Mpeg4Video)

Jeff Sorrentino jeff at soren.com
Tue Dec 6 21:59:23 CET 2011

Carl, thanks for the reply.

I'm currently trying to turn on more and more in the FLAGS in my makefile,
 Like I said, I just do not know what mp4 video requires.  I did not try
mov, so im re-compiling with that now.  Can I check the actual video to see
what I do need for *that* specific format?  I have added parsers, muxers,
demuxers, formats, decoders, etc. and just can't find the right

I'm sure it's just lack of knowledge for the video container and knowing
what it requires.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Jeff Sorrentino <jeff <at> soren.com> writes:
> > I am trying to compile ffmpeg for use with a single video type (MP4 /
> > Mpeg4).
> >
> > Here's what my compiler flags are (non-working), can someone shed some
> > light on this for me, as Video Codecs are not my strong suit.
> >
> > FLAGS="$FLAGS --disable-everything"
> > FLAGS="$FLAGS --enable-encoder=mpeg4video"
> This is not really helpful (an actual configure line would be), but
> depending on
> what you mean with "MP4 / Mpeg4" you will probably also need
> "-enable-protocol=file --enable-muxer=mov". Some parsers are also very
> helpful.
> I suggest you compile ffplay with such a configure line and test it with
> the
> files you want to support.
> Carl Eugen
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Jeff Sorrentino
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