This tutorial guides through the steps needed for installing the newest version of ffmpeg with h264 support, aac, mp3.

Now we are going to install the newest version of ffmpeg

> cd /opt/etc/
> svn checkout svn:// ffmpeg
> cd /opt/etc/ffmpeg/
> ./configure --arch=i686 --target-os=linux --enable-cross-compile --enable-optimizations --enable-pic --prefix=/opt --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-nonfree --enable-shared --enable-avfilter --enable-filter=movie
> make
> make install


// to reset the installation settings
> make uninstall
> make clean

NAS> ipkg list_installed
apr - 1.4.6-1 - Apache Portable Runtime library
apr-util - 1.4.1-1 - Apache Portable Runtime utilities library
autoconf - 2.69-1 - Creating scripts to configure source code packages using templates
automake - 1.12-1 - Creates GNU standards-compliant Makefiles from template files
bash - 3.2.49-1 - A bourne style shell
binutils - 2.19.1-1 - The GNU assembler and linker and related tools
bzip2 - 1.0.6-1 - Very high-quality data compression program
coreutils - 8.4-1 - Bunch of heavyweight *nix core utilities
cyrus-sasl-libs - 2.1.23-2 - Provides client or server side authentication (see RFC 2222).
diffutils - 3.1-1 - contains gnu diff, cmp, sdiff and diff3 to display differences between and among text files
e2fslibs - 1.40.3-5 - Ext2 Filesystem Libraries
expat - 2.0.1-1 - XML Parser library
faad2 - 2.6-3 - Freeware Advanced Audio Coder
file - 5.09-1 - Ubiquitous file identification utility.
gcc - 4.2.1-5 - The GNU Compiler Collection.
gdbm - 1.8.3-4 - GNU dbm is a set of database routines that use extensible hashing. It works similar to the standard UNIX dbm routines.
git - - GIT is a directory tree content manager that can be used for distributed revision control.
glib - 2.20.4-1 - The GLib library of C routines.
grep - 2.12-1 - Global regular expression parser
lame - 3.99.5-1 - LAME is an LGPL MP3 encoder.
libc-dev - 2.3.6-5 - libc development files.
libcurl - 7.24.0-1 - Curl is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FI
libdb - 4.2.52-3 - Berkeley DB Libraries
libebml - 1.0.0-1 - Extensible Binary Meta Language access library
libmatroska - 1.0.0-1 - lib to access Matroska (an extensible open standard Audio/Video container format)
libmpeg2 - 0.4.1-2 - A free library for decoding MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 video streams.
libnsl - 2.3.6-4 - Network Services Library
libogg - 1.2.1-1 - Ogg is a multimedia container format.
libstdc++ - 6.0.9-6 - Standard C++ library, needed for dynamically linked C++ programs
libtheora - 1.1.0-1 - A free and open video compression format from the Foundation.
libtool - 1.5.26-1 - Library tools.
libvorbis - 1.3.2-1 - Ogg Vorbis compressed audio format.
libxml2 - 2.7.8-1 - Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.
m4 - 1.4.16-1 - gnu macro processor and compiler front end
make - 3.82-1 - examines files and runs commands necessary for compilation
mktemp - 1.7-1 - Mktemp is a small program to allow safe temporary file creation from shell scripts.
nano - 2.2.6-1 - A pico like editor
ncurses - 5.7-1 - NCurses libraries
neon - 0.29.3-1 - an HTTP and WebDAV client library, with a C interface
openldap-libs - 2.3.43-2 - Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
openssl - 0.9.8v-2 - Openssl provides the ssl implementation in libraries libcrypto and libssl, and is needed by many other applications and librari
pcre - 8.31-1 - Perl-compatible regular expression library
procmail - 3.22-4 - Versatile email processor.
psmisc - 22.17-1 - A set of some small useful utilities that use the proc filesystem.
rcs - 5.7-2 - The Revision Control System (RCS) manages multiple revisions of files.
readline - 6.1-2 - The GNU Readline library provides a set of functions for use by applications that allow users to edit command lines as they are
sqlite - - SQLite is a small C library that implements a self-contained, embeddable, zero-configuration SQL database engine.
svn - 1.7.7-1 - a compelling replacement for CVS
wget - 1.12-2 - A network utility to retrieve files from the Web
yasm - 1.1.0-1 - Yasm Modular Assembler, currently for x86 or x86_64.
zlib - 1.2.5-1 - zlib is a library implementing the 'deflate' compression system.
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Install some codec libraries for ffmpeg via ipkg:

NAS> ipkg update
NAS> ipkg install gcc make pkgconfig libstdc++ git coreutils
NAS> ipkg install lame faad2 libogg libtheora libvorbis libmatroska libmpeg2

Next, create a directory in which you can download and compile some required packages:

NAS> mkdir /opt/build

Build and install faac:

NAS> cd /opt/build/
NAS> wget
NAS> tar -xzvf faac-1.28.tar.gz
NAS> cd faac-1.28/
NAS> CFLAGS="-march=armv5te -mtune=marvell-f -Wall -O2 -fstrength-reduce -finline-functions -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" ./configure --prefix=/opt --enable-static=no
NAS> make
NAS> make install

Build & install x264 (the version shipped by ipkg is too old for ffmpeg):

NAS> cd /opt/build/
NAS> git clone git://
NAS> cd x264/
NAS> CFLAGS="-march=armv5te -Wall -O2 -fstrength-reduce -finline-functions -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" ./configure --prefix=/opt --enable-shared --system-libx264 --disable-asm
NAS> make
NAS> make install

Build & install xvidcore:

NAS> cd /opt/build/
NAS> wget
NAS> tar -xzvf xvidcore-1.3.2.tar.gz
NAS> cd xvidcore/build/generic/
NAS> wget
NAS> tar -xzvf vidcore-1.3.0.tar.gz
NAS> cp -v xvidcore/build/generic/configure .
NAS> CFLAGS="-march=armv5te -mtune=marvell-f -Wall -O2 -fstrength-reduce -finline-functions -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" ./configure --prefix=/opt
NAS> make
NAS> make install

Finally, build & install ffmpeg:

NAS> cd /opt/build/
NAS> wget
NAS> tar -xzvf ffmpeg-1.2.tar.gz
NAS> cd ffmpeg-1.2/
NAS> CFLAGS="-march=armv5te -Wall -O2 -fstrength-reduce -finline-functions -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer" ./configure --prefix=/opt --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-bzlib --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --disable-asm --disable-debug
NAS> make
NAS> make install

Run ldconfig to make sure all shared library additions are picked up:

NAS> ldconfig