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Old 05-04-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
mnguyen
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VLC installation


hi

I'm using Suse 9.0 and trying to install VLC.

I got the source code, and untar it.

When I do the ./configure

I have an error msg like this :

checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h usability... no
checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h presence... no
checking for ffmpeg/avcodec.h... no
configure: error: Missing header file ffmpeg/avcodec.h.

I think that the header file is missing in the source code. Has anyone encounter this error before ? How to deal with it ? (Don't suggest me to use binary pkgs).

Tks for your reply before hand.

 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #2
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Hello,

You just need to install ffmeg: http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/
This project implements libavcodec library which is widely used by video players.

Oliv'
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
chored
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I got exactly the same error (I'm using Mandrake 10.0) and have ffmpeg installed.

The header file which it complains about doesn't seem to be copied anywhere when ffmpeg is installed. If you configure ffmpeg with

./configure --enable-shared-pp

and then configure videolan with

./configure --with-ffmpeg-tree=PATH

where PATH is the path to the ffmpeg source directory then it seems to configure correctly.

I assume this is compiling ffmpeg statically into videolan, although if someone could explain it I'd be grateful. I'd be interested to know if this is wrong since I'm still very much learning about Linux and don't really know what I'm doing.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:41 AM   #4
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I think you'll find that that the ffmpeg switch, outputs the shared subset of ffmpeg that the vlc switch then points the compiler to the path where they are then located for VLC to use.

Mike
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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vlc problem here also frnds...

checking mad.h presence... yes
checking for mad.h... yes
checking for mad_bit_init in -lmad... yes
checking id3tag.h usability... no
checking id3tag.h presence... no
checking for id3tag.h... no
checking for libavcodec.a in /usr/src/debug/xvidcap-1.1.6/ffmpeg/avcodec.h... no



here i got the header file but now installer ask for that file libavcodec.a in the same directory nw from where i vl get that file..

help............
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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i am new to linux.i tried to install vlc using its source vlc-0.8.6c.tar.bz2.First it gave the error of libmad missing.I installed libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz.But after that on ./configure it shows the problem

checking for ffmpeg-config... no
checking for FFMPEG... no
checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h usability... no
checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h presence... no
checking for ffmpeg/avcodec.h... no
configure: error: Missing header file ffmpeg/avcodec.h.
please tell me how to fix this problem.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 02:30 AM   #7
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I'm not a SuSE user, so excuse me if this is mis-leading, but isn't there a pre-built package for VLC in the SuSE software repositories? Why are you trying to build from source - that should be a last resort, especially for a newbie.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 07:59 AM   #8
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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hello all

i have smalll problem when installing vlc player from yum extender
when i search for file vlc i found :
RPM Group : Applications/Multimedia
Source : vlc-0.8.6c-9.lvn8.src.rpm
Yum Group : RPM Fusion Free/Sound and Video
-> Type : Optional
Build Time : Tue Nov 6 17:47:55 2007

when i select it and click the proccess button appears an error message with ''Missing Dependency: libx264.so.56 is needed by package vlc''

also this problem occur on Add/remove programs and using yumm install vlc on terminal.

i downloaded the file http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
then open it and this message: /home/viridis/Desktop/livna-release-8.rpm is already installed ,
i typed in terminal yum install vlc

[root@localhost ~]# yum install vlc
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vlc.i386 0:0.8.6c-9.lvn8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libx264.so.56 for package: vlc
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: libx264.so.56 is needed by package vlc
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 11-03-2008, 04:50 AM   #10
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i have the same problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by nayanjyoti View Post
i am new to linux.i tried to install vlc using its source vlc-0.8.6c.tar.bz2.First it gave the error of libmad missing.I installed libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz.But after that on ./configure it shows the problem

checking for ffmpeg-config... no
checking for FFMPEG... no
checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h usability... no
checking ffmpeg/avcodec.h presence... no
checking for ffmpeg/avcodec.h... no
configure: error: Missing header file ffmpeg/avcodec.h.
please tell me how to fix this problem.
how to solve this problem...


Regards
A.daniel
 
Old 12-03-2008, 10:28 AM   #11
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