[FFmpeg-user] Compatibility of FFMPEG builds

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Sat Aug 8 14:33:51 EEST 2020

On Fri, Aug 07, 2020 at 22:47:10 +0300, scrutinizer wrote:
> Yes, I was talking about macOS 10.7, and even the source code needs
> to be compatible.

ffmpeg's source code is extremely compatible, honestly. They go to long
efforts not to depend on modern compiler or system features.

> Every link I ran across on FFMPEG.ORG <http://ffmpeg.org/> will
> direct to the source code that would require at least macOS 10.9

Where? On the download page with the sources, no restriction whatsoever
is mentionend.

, but even with the long list of the links
> to source code it’s difficult to pick one rather than downloading
> from every provided link.


right column "Get the Sources"
"Download snapshot", alternatively "git Snapshot".

Assuming you have a compiler (Xcode?), you just unpack the sources,
change into the source directory, and run


which should give you an ffmpeg in the same directory. Possibly without
external dependencies, which may or may not be sufficient.

Furthermore, there's a wiki page giving you several other options on
building your own ffmpeg, incl. more external dependencies:


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