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Old 03-23-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy configure error!

how to deal with such problem:
configure error: missing header file ffmpeg/avcodec.h

that is the result of "./configure" when i was installing videoland yesteday

what should i do??thanks
Old 03-23-2005, 02:05 AM   #2
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it seems it requires some development files from the ffmpeg project, you can get this from
Old 03-23-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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You are missing the header files for that package. Since you are building from source you ought to have the developement module also.

libavcodec-dev ----development files for libavcodec


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Old 03-23-2005, 03:14 AM   #4
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Install ffmpeg's dev packages rpm or deb.
Or get ffmpeg from above mentioned site and install it yourself

My site Veera's


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