I'd like to install ffmpeg on my Pi 3. I've take a look at a guide here https://owenashurst.com/?p=242 (and some other similar ones) and it looks really hard. It seems like it would take a lot of time to compile, and I would be likely to run in to problems. Also it looks like I would need to compile and install additional libraries for handling media as well. It looks like it might be important to do this before installing ffmpeg for it to work properly? I'm a complete beginner with no idea.
I also looked at cross compiling https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Compilatio ... aspberryPi, and this looks even more terrifying.
Then I found these static builds https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/, with all the commonly needed libraries included. This to me looks like a far easier solution, and I just wanted to know:
- Will it work to download one of these builds?
- Are there any disadvantages to doing it this way? (some compiler option that would make it work better on the pi or something?)
- Which one would be better on the pi, the armhf build or the armel build?
- Is just compiling it myself way easier than I think and I'm just making a big fuss over nothing?