x264-20220219

Introduction to x264

x264 package provides a library for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format.

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Package Information

x264 Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

ffms2, gpac or liblsmash

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/x264

Installation of x264

Install x264 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --enable-shared \
            --disable-cli &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-cli: This switch disables building the command-line encoder which is redundant since it requires FFmpeg for most of the input formats.

--disable-asm: Use this switch if you didn't install NASM.

Contents

Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libx264.so
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions

libx264.so

provides the functions used to encode video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format