libass-0.16.0

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.

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Package Information

libass Dependencies

Required

FreeType-2.12.1, FriBidi-1.0.11, and NASM-2.15.05

Recommended

Optional

HarfBuzz-5.1.0

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libass

Installation of libass

Install libass by running the following commands:

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

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.

Contents

Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libass.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/ass

Short Descriptions

libass.so

provides the functions used to render ASS/SSA subtitle format