Introduction to libass

libass is a portable subtitle renderer for the ASS/SSA (Advanced Substation Alpha/Substation Alpha) subtitle format that allows for more advanced subtitles than the conventional SRT and similar formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

libass Dependencies


FreeType-2.5.3 and FriBidi-0.19.6



Harfbuzz-0.9.35 and Enca

User Notes:

Installation of libass

Install libass by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--disable-fontconfig: Use this switch if you didn't install Fontconfig.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/ass

Short Descriptions

provides the functions used to render ASS/SSA subtitle format.

Last updated on 2014-09-11 23:27:59 -0700