Compile FFmpeg on CentOS/RHEL 5/6/7

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This guide is in view of an insignificant establishment of the most recent CentOS discharge, and will provide a local, non-framework establishment of FFmpeg with support for a few outside encoding libraries.

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  • Get the Dependencies:

    Get the dependencies. These are required compiling, but you can remove them when you are done.

    # yum install autoconf automake cmake freetype-devel gcc gcc-c++ git libtool make mercurial nasm pkgconfig zlib-devel
    

    In your home directory make a new directory to put all of the source code into:

    # mkdir ~/ffmpeg_sources
    
  • Compilation & Installation

    Note: If you don’t require certain encoders you may skip the applicable area and hen remove the appropriate ./configure option in FFmpeg. Case in point, if libvpx is not required, then avoid that segment and then remove –enable-libvpx from the Install FFmpeg area.

    Yasm
    Yasm is an assembler used by x264 and FFmpeg.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/yasm/yasm.git
    # cd yasm
    # autoreconf -fiv
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --bindir="$HOME/bin"
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libx264
    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-gpl –enable-libx264.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone --depth 1 git://git.videolan.org/x264
    # cd x264
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --bindir="$HOME/bin" --enable-static
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libx265
    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-gpl –enable-libx265.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # hg clone https://bitbucket.org/multicoreware/x265
    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources/x265/build/linux
    # cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" -DENABLE_SHARED:bool=off ../../source
    # make
    # make install
    

    libfdk_aac
    AAC audio encoder.

    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-libfdk_aac (and –enable-nonfree if you also included –enable-gpl).

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone --depth 1 git://git.code.sf.net/p/opencore-amr/fdk-aac
    # cd fdk-aac
    # autoreconf -fiv
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --disable-shared
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libmp3lame
    MP3 audio encoder.

    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-libmp3lame.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # curl -L -O http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lame/lame/3.99/lame-3.99.5.tar.gz
    # tar xzvf lame-3.99.5.tar.gz
    # cd lame-3.99.5
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --bindir="$HOME/bin" --disable-shared --enable-nasm
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libopus
    Opus audio decoder and encoder.

    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-libopus.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone git://git.opus-codec.org/opus.git
    # cd opus
    # autoreconf -fiv
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --disable-shared
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libogg
    Ogg bitstream library. Required by libtheora and libvorbis.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # curl -O http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/ogg/libogg-1.3.2.tar.gz
    # tar xzvf libogg-1.3.2.tar.gz
    # cd libogg-1.3.2
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --disable-shared
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libvorbis
    Vorbis audio encoder. Requires libogg.

    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-libvorbis.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # curl -O http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/vorbis/libvorbis-1.3.4.tar.gz
    # tar xzvf libvorbis-1.3.4.tar.gz
    # cd libvorbis-1.3.4
    # LDFLAGS="-L$HOME/ffmeg_build/lib" CPPFLAGS="-I$HOME/ffmpeg_build/include" ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --with-ogg="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --disable-shared
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    

    libvpx
    VP8/VP9 video encoder.

    Requires ffmpeg to be configured with –enable-libvpx.

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone --depth 1 https://chromium.googlesource.com/webm/libvpx.git
    # cd libvpx
    # ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --disable-examples
    # make
    # make install
    # make clean
    

    FFmpeg

    # cd ~/ffmpeg_sources
    # git clone --depth 1 git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg
    # cd ffmpeg
    # PKG_CONFIG_PATH="$HOME/ffmpeg_build/lib/pkgconfig" ./configure --prefix="$HOME/ffmpeg_build" --extra-cflags="-I$HOME/ffmpeg_build/include" --extra-ldflags="-L$HOME/ffmpeg_build/lib" --bindir="$HOME/bin" --pkg-config-flags="--static" --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-libfdk_aac --enable-libfreetype --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265
    # make
    # make install
    # make distclean
    # hash -r
    
  • Compilation is now complete and ffmpeg should now be ready to use.

    Install FFmpeg on CentOS/RHEL
    Convert any video using FFmpeg

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