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Old 01-21-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
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ffmpeg enable options

I found my rpm install of ffmpeg did not have the options enabled that I needed to use the xvid and acc codecs. I am going to reinstall from source. should I just enable all the options incase I need something in the future? what would be the drawbacks? Should I disable anything. I can't find any guidance on this anywhere; even on the ffmpeg site.

thanks to all

Old 01-22-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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unless you know of any issues, i wouldn't worry.

also no need to have stuff on/ready if you KNOW that you will not use it.. it just seems like that would be a waist of .. whatever.

of course, keep a current backup if anything wierd happens.
Old 01-22-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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Well, like you said, I backed of on enable-libgsm, mingw32, all the amr stuff, the sunmlib and the pthreads. I kept everything else. on ./configure all went well. but i started getting make hangups with dts, x264 and even faad and xvid. After I installed the devel versions I was able to get past some of the make errors. Others, I had not installed at all; when I did I included the devel versions. I couldn't figure out what was missing for dts, pp and dc1394, though, so I elliminated them from the enable list. I ended up with:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-mp3lame --enable-libogg --enable-vorbis --enable-theora --enable-faad --enable-faadbin --enable-faac --enable-xvid --enable-a52 --enable-a52bin --enable-shared --enable-gpl

The primary purpose was to get ffmpeg to recognize the xvid and aac codecs. Now it does.

thanks for the response Halvy. I was getting worried.



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