Project Page: github/ffmpeg-raspi


Uses a Docker build to isolate all of the checkout libs and everything needed to create a build of ffmpeg for the Raspberry Pi (or other arm devices, in theory).

Creates a shared lib because static build doesn’t seem to work correctly with ALSA devices. All .so libraries are bundled alongside the binary to keep it portable like a static build.


Install Docker as described here:

curl -sSL | sh

Download or checkout this repo


Run Expect it to take a very long time (several hours) as it has a lot of work to do.

It will create a Docker image named build-ffmpeg-raspi which contains all source and the compiled ffmpeg. Then it runs a container with that image to pull out the ffmpeg binaries to the host.