[FFmpeg-user] Stuck preparing to compile ffmpeg from git source

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 12:02:31 EEST 2020

On 04/13/2020 04:38 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 13.04.20 um 03:37 schrieb Mark Filipak:
>> On 04/12/2020 09:02 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>>> Am 13.04.2020 um 02:24 schrieb Mark Filipak
>>>> <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com>:
>>>> [Note 1] I'm pretty sure that a git project requires continuous
>>>> access to the Internet.
>>> No, you can always download current FFmpeg and move it wherever you
>>> need it:
>>> http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-snapshot-git.tar.bz2
>> There is no binaries at ffmpeg.org.
>> https://ffmpeg.org/download.html links to
>> https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ but the ffmpeg build there apparently
>> is stale.
>> I'm looking at the contents of ffmpeg-snapshot-git.tar.bz2 right now. I
>> see no binaries. I see make files & scripts and whatnot, so I assume
>> ffmpeg-snapshot-git.tar.bz2 is source.
> there are no binaries
>> The whole point of this thread is that I can't compile from source. I'm
>> stuck.
> and what has that to do with "git project requires continuous access to
> the Internet"? you can download the sources ona different machine and
> that you can't figure out how to build sofwtare is a different story and
> not ffmpeg related
> what about a newer Ubuntu or some serious distribution given that "your
> meson version is too old 0.40.1 wanted 0.47" is a joke in 2020
> https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=19835

I downloaded & installed the latest meson package and it flagged an unsatisfied dependency: python3. 
So I downloaded & installed the latest python3 and that trashed my system -- I can only think that 
my Cinnamon desktop didn't like that. I rebooted and Linux would not boot to the desktop at all. So 
I closed the VM and restored the virtual disk from backup.

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