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Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question Audacity not opening MP3 files


hello,

I installed audacity but I can't open MP3 files. I get the message the version of audacity was not compiled with MP3 files support. I installed Audacity like this:
# yum install audacity
I also installed ffmpeg and LAME.
In Audacity under Preferences/libraries I see LAME being installed and I'm able to locate it but FFmpeg is greyed out and it says FFMPEG Support not compiled in
I searched the net for solutions but nothing.
I'm using Fedora Core 11.
thanks guys.
btw: this used to work under Ubuntu.
thanks
 
Old 11-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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If the support isn't compiled in(through flags at compile time), having the libraries installed won't help- it's not set up to use them. Try a package from another source?
 
Old 11-12-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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can you give me source links? I tried manually compiling Audacity but it says that I'm missing configure: error: *** Ogg Vorbis libraries not found or they are too old. (>= 1.0-rc3 required). Run configure --without-vorbis to disable it.
but I already compiled vorbis.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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audacity(though it sounds like you have that already):
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

vorbis(if you don't have something recent available):
http://www.xiph.org/downloads/

or you could just
Code:
configure --without-vorbis
;^)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 01:51 AM   #5
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Quote:
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can you give me source links? I tried manually compiling Audacity but it says that I'm missing configure: error: *** Ogg Vorbis libraries not found or they are too old. (>= 1.0-rc3 required). Run configure --without-vorbis to disable it.
but I already compiled vorbis.
Try compiling the libvorbis-devel package first.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:07 AM   #6
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Default packages , Fedora 11 :

libogg-devel ( 1.1.3-11.fc11 )
libvorbis-devel ( 1.2.0-7.fc11 )
Installing another version to /usr/local/ will only
confuse things.

# yum install libogg-devel libvorbis-devel

The ' -devel ' versions are the ones needed for compiling.

Please try this :
yum deplist audacity > yum-deplist-audacity.txt
.. to get a file yum-deplist-audacity.txt in /home/'user'
which is a pointer to libraries, you will have to install
as ' -devel ' versions to compile audacity.
.....

To know, what you already have :
rpm -qa | grep ogg ( as an example ).
rpm -qa | sort > installed-rpms.txt
.. creates a text file with all installed packages.
rpm -qa --last | less : shows the last installed packages with install time.
rpm -qa --last > last-rpms.txt :
.. a file including the install time, all packages.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 11-13-2009 at 08:17 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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thank you guys! I'm at work right now but I'll try that when I get home tonight.
thanks!
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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hello,

I installed the libvorbis-devel using yum but when I tried to compile AUDACITY it gives me the same error message: checking for vorbis_bitrate_addblock in -lvorbisfile... no
configure: error: *** Ogg Vorbis libraries not found or they are too old. (>= 1.0-rc3 required). Run configure --without-vorbis to disable it.


the file installed-rpms shows libvorbis-1.2.0-9.fc11.i586
libvorbis-devel-1.2.0-9.fc11.i586
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:22 PM   #9
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Ogg Vorbis is ( also ) libogg-devel .



Which version of Audacity are you trying to compile ?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:25 PM   #10
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this is the version: audacity-src-1.2.6
 
Old 11-13-2009, 11:40 PM   #11
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I tried the option to configure without vorvis and now Im getting this: checking for wx-config... no
configure: error: "Could not find wx-config: is wxWidgets installed? is wx-config in your path?"

This is so frustrating! why is Fedora so complicated it to get things working? OpenSuse and Ubuntu are way easier... the thing is that I like the speed of Fedora Core.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 12:20 AM   #12
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It's not really a problem with Fedora- wxWidgets is required to build audacity.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 03:57 AM   #13
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If you have read post # 6 , you will know all dependencies.
( Ref. yum deplist audacity ).
This "yum install <files>" will cover all options, I think.
Code:
# yum install glib2-devel gtk2-devel lame-devel flac-devel libogg-devel libvorbis-devel libresample-devel libsamplerate-devel alsa-lib-devel vamp-plugin-sdk-devel soundtouch-devel jack-audio-connection-kit-devel libid3tag-devel expat-devel libsndfile-devel libmad-devel gtk+-devel portaudio-devel
The only reason for libvorbis-devel not to be recognized is :
you forgot to install 'flac-devel'. ( See README.txt ).

# yum install wxGTK-devel
.. which will allow you to build e.g. ' audacity 1.3.7 '
..Old stable audacity-1.2.x uses older libs.
.. I could, may be, come back with a build info, 1.2.x
( if at possible to build ? There's a bug in 1.2.6 ).
If you really want 1.2.6 .?
.....
P.S. : This configure option will build audacity with mp3 support :
./configure --with-libmad --with-id3tag
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 11-14-2009 at 01:09 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 07:10 AM   #14
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This is so frustrating! why is Fedora so complicated it to get things working? OpenSuse and Ubuntu are way easier... the thing is that I like the speed of Fedora Core.
Your installing from source, welcome into dependency hell.

Last edited by Davno; 11-14-2009 at 07:13 AM.
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
If you have read post # 6 , you will know all dependencies.
( Ref. yum deplist audacity ).
This "yum install <files>" will cover all options, I think.
Code:
# yum install glib2-devel gtk2-devel lame-devel flac-devel libogg-devel libvorbis-devel libresample-devel libsamplerate-devel alsa-lib-devel vamp-plugin-sdk-devel soundtouch-devel jack-audio-connection-kit-devel libid3tag-devel expat-devel libsndfile-devel libmad-devel gtk+-devel portaudio-devel
The only reason for libvorbis-devel not to be recognized is :
you forgot to install 'flac-devel'. ( See README.txt ).

# yum install wxGTK-devel
.. which will allow you to build e.g. ' audacity 1.3.7 '
..Old stable audacity-1.2.x uses older libs.
.. I could, may be, come back with a build info, 1.2.x
( if at possible to build ? There's a bug in 1.2.6 ).
If you really want 1.2.6 .?
.....
P.S. : This configure option will build audacity with mp3 support :
./configure --with-libmad --with-id3tag
.....
ok I did all that and I was able to run ./configure without any problems BUT when I ran make errors came up. I think I'll try CentOS...
Thx for your help guys.
 
  


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