[FFmpeg-user] https://github.com/BtbN/FFmpeg-Builds/releases guidance needed

Gyan Doshi ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Thu Dec 24 13:23:25 EET 2020

On 24-12-2020 02:33 pm, Mark Filipak (ffmpeg) wrote:
> Here:
> https://github.com/BtbN/FFmpeg-Builds/releases
> are these:
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-gpl-shared-vulkan.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-gpl-shared.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-gpl-vulkan.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-gpl.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-lgpl-shared-vulkan.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-lgpl-shared.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-lgpl-vulkan.zip
> ffmpeg-N-100459-ga7f9b3b954-win64-lgpl.zip
> ffmpeg-n4.3.1-26-gca55240b8c-win64-gpl-4.3.zip
> ffmpeg-n4.3.1-26-gca55240b8c-win64-gpl-shared-4.3.zip
> ffmpeg-n4.3.1-26-gca55240b8c-win64-lgpl-4.3.zip
> ffmpeg-n4.3.1-26-gca55240b8c-win64-lgpl-shared-4.3.zip
> Sorry to have to ask [1], but what are they? Which one do I download 
> if I have an Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU with Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 & 
> NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M?

The ones with 'N-' are git builds;   the n4.3.1 are release builds.

gpl and lgpl are the licenses for the binaries contained in them. gpl 
ones will have more libraries.

'shared'  ones have the libav libs in separate files with the ff*.exe 
files dynamically linked to them. The ones without shared are statically 
linked and have everything in the exe.

vulkan is a new-ish API for processing on a GPU. You can use the few 
vulkan filters currently in libavfilter.  Your graphics driver must 
support Vulkan else ffmpeg won't run. Yours should.


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