[FFmpeg-user] Minimum configuration settings for ffprobe-only

Nathan Lewis nlewis at mail.crawford.com
Sun Mar 30 22:11:27 CEST 2014

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Eugene Gekhter <egekhter at pixcel.com="mailto:egekhter at pixcel.com">> wrote:

What would be the recommended configuration settings if all that was

required was to build ffprobe for the sole purpose of determining if ffmpeg

can decode the input files?

The ultimate goal is to compile this with Emscripten into javascript to

detect on client-side if the file a user wants to upload is even worth


Wouldn't running "ffmpeg -i" against the incoming file and returning no errors give you what you want?  If so, just running make against source should yield the results you're after.

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