[FFmpeg-user] ffplay not found

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Fri Oct 10 13:36:27 CEST 2014

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 13:09:45 +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
> > Another question, after compiling, I cannot find out the executable
> > ffplay. How to compile it?
> ./configure --help

What that doesn't tell you though is that you need libsdl, and it needs
to be found, in order to have ffplay included in the build. You need
SDL-devel or libsdl1.2-dev or whatever it may be called on your

You also need some other libs, notably X11 libs, as the note in this
document hints:


> [...] ffplay and x11 dependencies: libsdl1.2-dev libva-dev
> libvdpau-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev

(These package names are for Ubuntu. The RedHat/Fedora/CentOS wiki page
isn't so clear about this.)


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