[SOLVED] Windows builds require ffmpeg installation for animation rendering

I wanted to use the AppVeyor builds of the development version of Synfig (you can get them from github).

When exporting an animation, this error pops out:

Is this expected or ffmpeg should be installed separately?

I’ve managed to fix this issue as follows:

Download ffmpeg from their website: https://ffmpeg.org/download.html
and place the executables in location_of_synfig/bin folder.

It will render successfully.


Sorry for the late reply. Yes, this is expected behavior because Appveyor builds are mostly for testing purposes, so they don’t include ffmpeg to reduce the archive size.