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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Apr 13 13:28:08 EEST 2020

Am 13.04.20 um 11:02 schrieb Mark Filipak:
> 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.

man you can't trick out your distribution especially when you don#t know
*really* what you are doing

either chose a different distribution, chose a newer version (no idea if
any Ubuntu has newer meson)

or ask yourself why you need 3rd party scripts using meson, ffmpeg don't
need it for build and that's for sure

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