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Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

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Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby AndrewW » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:56 pm

I have successfully compiled ffmpeg with libfdk-acc enabled and all works well. I want to install this on another machine, i.e one without a compiler.
DO I have to create a redistributable for this and if so how.
I have NO intention on actually redistributing this to the outside my network or using it as part of a package. I simply want to install on a server without a compiler.

Kind Regard
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby llogan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:45 pm

You could possibly just copy the ffmpeg binary to the other computer, but it depends if you made a static binary or not. If not you could possibly still use it if the systems are identical or similar. If it complains about missing shared objects refer to "ldd /path/to/ffmpeg".
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby AndrewW » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:38 pm

Static compiling is easier said than done, by the look of the internet posts about this topic is not just be having issues. There were even a copy of Sourceforge entries for static compilers for ffmpeg, which don't appear to work any longer.

Has any one successfully managed it apart from the standard builds, not sure if the build scripts for these are available any where ?
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby llogan » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:51 pm

Not sure what you mean by "standard builds", but these are static:
http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/

I've never done it myself. Never had a need.
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby AndrewW » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:31 pm

That's what i meant by standard builds those and the ones which form part of a Linux distribution. The trouble is lots of people are looking for ways to do static builds, and they appear very hard to do. I'm just wondering if i missed something
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby llogan » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:02 pm

Just to clarify, there is nothing standard about those builds and they are not part of a Linux distro. Some others are providing something similar for Windows and macOS. These builds are not from FFmpeg but from other users/volunteers.
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Re: Creating redistributable for local use ONLY

Postby mark255 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:19 pm

Hi there.
I do this - build ffmpeg (and libvpx, fdk-aac, x264, x265...) on one PC, and then install to another PC (in the same house).
Debian (and so Ubuntu) has
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checkinstall
which wraps
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make install
and traps all activity which it then uses to build a .DEB package. At the end, I have an entry in the APT database, so my home-builds don't get clobbered by official ones, and a .DEB file I can copy across to the other PC and install via any APT-based package manager.
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