[FFmpeg-user] How to decipher FFMEG version number?

Gyan Doshi ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Sat Dec 26 06:52:58 EET 2020

On 26-12-2020 05:12 am, Dan Bridges wrote:
> I build FFMPEG under Win10 using media-autobuild_suite
> (https://github.com/m-ab-s/media-autobuild_suite)
> https://github.com/m-ab-s/media-autobuild_suite
> Is it possible to decipher the version number:
> ffmpeg version N-100471-g85bd703b3a-g5b48d2af43+1 Copyright (c)
> 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers
>    built with gcc 10.2.0 (Rev6, Built by MSYS2 project)

The media-autobuild_suite adds some out-of-tree patches on top of 
ffmpeg, so its version number is non-standard.

However, it can still be deciphered.

N indicates that the build is of the master branch of ffmpeg.

100471 is the commit count. See the number on the blue bar just above the file listing at https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg

The 2nd g-prefixed hash - g5b48d2af43 identifies the latest ffmpeg commit at time of building.

It can be viewed at https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/commit/5b48d2af43

+1 represents the number of out-of-tree commits applied on top.


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