Encode into H264 on Windows (Has anyone been able to do this?)

Hoyt, David hoyt6 at llnl.gov
Mon Aug 1 10:43:42 PDT 2011

> the link to repository is http://ossbuild.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ you need a subversion client (tortoisesvn.net/ ). Must be compiled under MSVS2008

There's no need to compile it yourself. The latest beta is more than stable enough.

Download the OSSBuild beta – it’s more up-to-date than the last official release. Use the GPL version instead of LGPL. I don’t believe x264enc is included in the LGPL one. Be sure and delete the registry file typically located in C:\Users\<Account>\.gstreamer-0.10\registry.i686.bin before running the new install. That just makes things much less complicated. At that point you can do something like:

gst-launch filesrc location=test.mjpg ! multipartdemux ! jpegdec ! videorate ! video/x-raw-yuv, framerate=30/1 ! ffmpegcolorspace ! x264enc speed-preset=9 profile=2 ! qtmux ! filesink location=test.mov

That pipeline takes a MJPEG file and coverts it to h.264 @ 30 FPS. You’ll need to adjust the pipeline to what you need. You can change containers using asfmux or avimux or whatever. But you can see that it’s fairly straight forward.

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