Akode and ffmpeg

Robert Daniels rdaniels at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed May 14 00:08:20 PDT 2008

My classes for the semester are wrapping up, so I'm hoping to have some 
time to devote to development for a while.  It's been too long.

Anyway, doing some test building, I rediscovered that akode doesn't 
build against the book's ffmpeg.  The ffmpeg support is supposed to be 
experimental, but is enabled by default if ffmpeg is found.  This was 
brought up before, but I'd forgotten about it when I did the update.

There was a patch uploaded at 
that allows akode to build.  I have confirmed that the build does indeed 
succeed with the patch, but I am unsure how to go about testing 

So, do we want to make use of this patch, or do we want to disable 
ffmpeg support by default by adding --without-ffmpeg to the configure?  
Especially considering the feature is experimental anyway.

Also, the dependency link to ffmpeg from akode is broken, I'll get that 
changed to point at the book's page when I know how to deal with the 
above issue.

Robert Daniels

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