ffmpeg on Raspbian – Raspberry Pi

First for all we need to build and install x264

# git clone --depth 1 git://git.videolan.org/x264
# cd x264
# ./configure --host=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi --enable-static --disable-opencl
# make -j 4
# sudo make install

For mp3 support

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lame/lame/3.99/lame-3.99.tar.gz
tar xzvf lame-3.99.tar.gz
cd lame-3.99
make install

For Hardware Encoding
1. add "--enable-omx --enable-omx-rpi" to ./configure options
2. compile
3. use encoder option "-c:v h264_omx"

Then build and make ffmpeg

# git clone --depth=1 git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git
# cd ffmpeg
# ./configure --arch=armel --target-os=linux --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-libmp3lame --enable-nonfree --enable-omx --enable-omx-rpi
# make -j4
# sudo make install
# ldconfig

It takes just 25 minutes on a Raspberry Pi 3.
In case you are wondering v4l2 should work with this.

I provide a repository for this kind of stuff some day.
git clone http://git.itunix.eu/git/x264/
git clone http://git.itunix.eu/git/ffmpeg/

3 thoughts on “ffmpeg on Raspbian – Raspberry Pi

  1. Vlademir

    Hello thanks for your article, it was the best I found on the net.
    I would like to ask how do I also install ffmpeg-php on my raspbery pi.
    Thank you.

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