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

Mark Filipak (ffmpeg) markfilipak at bog.us
Fri Dec 25 04:53:01 EET 2020

On 12/24/2020 06:23 AM, Gyan Doshi wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Gyan

I like sausage, but please don't tell me what's in it.  :-]

If I want everything, and I want to be able to say that I found a bug using the latest git version, 
what do I download?

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