[FFmpeg-devel] Nice to have general version / build string

jamal jamrial at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 03:49:49 CEST 2012

On 26/09/12 10:24 PM, Don Moir wrote:
> I see there is avutil_version, avcodec_version, etc
> I see there is show_banner and useless for GUI app.
> I don't see a way to retreive the general ffmpeg version or build string.
> e.g. 11.1 and N-44123-g5d55830
> Would be good if there was a avutil function for this if there isn't some way already.
> Don

version.h defines FFMPEG_VERSION. Look for example cmdutils.c and ffprobe.c.


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