x265-20220219

Introduction to x265

x265 package provides a library for encoding video streams into the H.265/HEVC format.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

x265 Dependencies

Required

CMake-3.24.1

Recommended

Optional

numactl

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/x265

Installation of x265

Install x265 by running the following commands:

mkdir bld &&
cd    bld &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr \
      -DGIT_ARCHETYPE=1 ../source &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
rm -vf /usr/lib/libx265.a 

Command Explanations

-DGIT_ARCHETYPE=1: Upstream no longer provides releases. BLFS is using a git snapshot, but if the builder has not installed git the build will not install the shared library or the pkgconfig file without this switch.

rm -vf /usr/lib/libx265.a: BLFS does not recommend using static libraries.

Contents

Installed Program: x265
Installed Library: libx265.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

libx265.so

provides the functions used to encode video streams into the H.265/HEVC format