FFMPEG compilation from hell – Solution: Use static instead of shared libaries

When I first started compiling FFMPEG I kept getting errors about needing to recompile with fPIC. That led to days of searching on how to fix the issue, and a hundred recompiles trying to get this or that dependency compiled correctly, and then it still wouldn’t work correctly.

I noted that the Ubuntu guide to installing FFMPEG always said to “disable shared” and “enable static”, and it finally sunk in that I should have been doing it this way from the beginning. I followed the guide and it worked as expected.



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