[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v7] - Added Turing codec interface for ffmpeg

Mark Thompson sw at jkqxz.net
Tue Feb 28 13:01:49 EET 2017

On 28/02/17 10:27, Saverio Blasi wrote:
> Dear Mark,
> We provide our custom Boost libraries. In our tests we are able to build and run using just "--enable-gpl --enable-libturing". We would prefer to keep the pkgconfig file. I am not sure I fully understand what is required to be changed there (if anything), could you please be a bit more specific?

Well, where do those libraries end up?  I agree the pkgconfig file is the correct way to do this, but it currently points at the libturing build directory which need not exist when building ffmpeg.

You should be able to install the library with some prefix (below using the default /usr/local) and then use it in ffmpeg without any other magic:

mkdir libturing-build
cd libturing-build
cmake ../path/to/libturing/source/
make install
cd ..
rm -rf libturing-build

mkdir ffmpeg-build
cd ffmpeg-build
../path/to/ffmpeg/source/configure --enable-gpl --enable-libturing
./ffmpeg ... -c:v libturing ...
make install
ffmpeg ... -c:v libturing ...

For me, this sequence currently fails to link for the configure test because the custom boost libraries are not found (were not installed anywhere, as far as I can tell).

Have you tried this on a vanilla install of a standard distribution?  It sounds like you might have more stuff in your development setup which allows it to work.

- Mark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ffmpeg-devel [mailto:ffmpeg-devel-bounces at ffmpeg.org] On Behalf Of Mark Thompson
> Sent: 27 February 2017 11:14
> To: FFmpeg development discussions and patches <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
> Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v7] - Added Turing codec interface for ffmpeg
> On 27/02/17 08:29, Saverio Blasi wrote:
>>> Right, I had a bit more of a look at it and was able to "fix" it by adding the boost libraries to the ffmpeg configure line as well.
>>> Actually running it it all looks good to me, if as fast as a particularly lethargic snail (like all H.265 encoders targetting quality).
>>> valgrind came up with some errors, but they appear to be on the libturing side rather than in the ffmpeg wrapper (i.e. please do fix them, but they don't matter to this patch).
>>> Thanks,
>>> - Mark
>> Dear Mark,
>> Thanks a lot for this, we are very happy to know the patch will be integrated.
>> Regarding the problems you mention, we will have a look at the output of valgrind, and are also working on speeding up the encoder.
> Also the pkgconfig file:
> * It refers to the libturing build directory, which need not exist after installation.
> * I think libstdc++ and the boost libraries are always required, not just when linking statically.  (Not sure how this interacts with other parts, though - it seems to not like the system boost libraries on Ubuntu 16.04 (1.58): do you need to install your custom boost libraries as well?)
> It should be possible to build and run with just "--enable-gpl --enable-libturing" on a clean "make install"ed libturing.
> Thanks,
> - Mark

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