Introduction to x264

x264 package provides a library for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

x264 Dependencies



ffms2, gpac or liblsmash

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/x264

Installation of x264

Install x264 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --enable-shared \
            --disable-cli &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-cli: This switch disables building the command-line encoder which is redundant since it requires FFmpeg for most of the input formats.

--disable-asm: Use this switch if you didn't install NASM.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libx264.so
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


provides the functions used to encode video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format.

Last updated on 2018-08-19 20:08:15 -0700