[Ffmpeg-devel] RFC: compiling for armv4l

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Apr 15 11:53:01 CEST 2007

Piero Bugoni <crboca32 at yahoo.com> writes:

> Regarding ffmpeg on ARM, a "Gumstix" computer uses
> arm, and has a "toolchain" setup that allows one to
> cross compile to ARM by simply specifying an option at
> configure time. It works with the usual stuff. I used
> it to build bash, and it worked.
> I tried getting ffmpeg to work different ways but no
> luck. I figured I'd get back to it later.

Could you be more specific?  I have no trouble building for ARM with a
gcc cross-compiler.

> Likewise, TI's OMAP platform "system on a chip" uses
> an ARM core. The have a prototyping kit that costs
> around $300 bucks. It is a starter kit that as far as
> I can tell does not have interfaces to all the
> functions of the chip, but has the usual
> USB/Ethernet/Serial available.
> The Gumstix system is pretty small and useful. A setup
> with ethernet, and a compact flash hard drive will fit
> inside a pack of smokes. If I remember the spec, I
> think such a unit would last a day on AA batteries.
> Because of all this, ffmpeg makes a good candidate for
> handling the video media functions for some as yet to
> be invented PDA, embedded device, or whatever.

That PDA is called Nokia N800.  It is based on a TI OMAP chip and uses

M?ns Rullg?rd
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