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FFmpeg + DekTec Devices: Build Guide for Ubuntu 23  

FFmpeg + DekTec Devices: Build Guide for Ubuntu 23

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for compiling FFmpeg with DekTec device support on Linux, specifically for Ubuntu 23.04. For other Linux distributions or versions, please refer to the official FFmpeg compilation guide.


Step 1: Install Required Packages

  • Update package information and install the necessary packages:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt -y install build-essential yasm pkg-config libsdl2-dev

Step 2: Download and Prepare Sources

  • Download the DekTec-extended FFmpeg sources (see sidebar for download link).
  • Unpack the downloaded files to '$HOME/ffmpeg_sources'.

Step 3: Download and Set Up Linux SDK

  • Download the DekTec Linux SDK
  • Extract the SDK to '$HOME/LinuxSDK'.
  • Add the SDK to your 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH' environment variable:
    export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/LinuxSDK/DTAPI/Lib/GCC7.5.0/pkgconfig

Step 4: Build FFmpeg with DekTec Device Support

  1. Create a build directory and navigate into it:
    mkdir $HOME/ffmpeg_build
    cd $HOME/ffmpeg_build
  2. Configure and compile FFmpeg:
    $HOME/ffmpeg_sources/configure --enable-dektec --enable-nonfree \
    make install