how does unstripped version help in ffmpeg
i am using ubuntu 9.04.
I installed ffmpeg using 'apt-get ffmpeg'.
I was trying to convert an ogg file to mp3 then 'unsupported codec ' error occured.i found out that on installing libavcodec-unstripped-52 which replaced libavcodec52 the conversion was successful.
(Question)I want to know what advantage would I have if I installed unstripped libavdevice,libavfilter,libavformat,libpostproc,libswscale?
Also I was installing amrnb-126.96.36.199 from tarball after extracting it.I ran './configure' then error was
checking for patch... no
configure: error: You need patch utility to prepare sources.
(Question)What am i missing ?
Somewhere i saw suggestion to install autoconf so i ran 'apt-get install autoconf' & tried to install http://ftp.penguin.cz/pub/users/utx/....1.0.1.tar.bz2 but still same error. Actually I want to convert mp3 to amr where ffmpeg says unsupported codec?
I don't know about how an unstripped library would hinder ffmpeg though - my best guess would be it's trying to open shared object libraries at run-time...?
Ok.I installed linux-patch-aufs.
'./configure' then 'make','make install','make clean' gave no error for amrnb-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 and amrwb-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2.
Now i installed ffmpeg-checkout-2009-03-03 with option
'./configure --enable-nonfree --enable-libx264 --enable-libamr-nb --enable-libamr-wb --enable-gpl' then 'make','make install','make clean'.Everything went well.
Now when I ran
ffmpeg -i catdog.mp3 catdog.amr
I got error
[libamr_nb @ 0x29f6010]Only 8000Hz sample rate supported
Error while opening codec for output stream #0.0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
Does that mean I can't convert mp3 to amr?
Finally , here is solution for everyone who want to convert audio file to amr (playable on some mobile phones & takes much less space then mp3)
I have medibuntu-ffmpeg on ubuntu 8.04 so no hassle of compiling amr libraries from source ( though it is useful when repositories do not provide direct debian or rpm files with support for multiple codec) .
ffmpeg is a great utility.
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The interesting thing is
(1)totem 2.22.1 using gstreamer 0.10.18 cannot play it saying "The playback of this movie requires a Adaptive Multi Rate NarrowBand (AMR-NB) decoder plugin which is not installed." though I have gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg & gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad,ugly installed from official ubuntu repository.
(a)MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.2.3 which I got from official ubuntu repository says "Cannot find codec 'libamr_nb' in libavcodec..."
(b)Now after I subscribed to medibuntu repo & installed mplayer (autoremoved initial one) using
(3)ffplay works well.
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