[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg installed properly? Noob

Tom Step t.step at comcast.net
Wed Sep 14 19:45:45 CEST 2011

Downloaded Git version to Downloads folder. it created a folder called "ffmpeg-HEAD-d2a847c" which has another "ffmpeg-HEAD-d2a847c" folder within it, which has the configure executable.

Now in Terminal do I:
cd ~/Downloads/ffmpeg-HEAD-d2a847c/ffmpeg-HEAD-d2a847c
./configure --enable-libmp3lame --enable-shared
sudo make install

Wil this make a "clean" install with necessary parts?
What about other errors with different codecs? FWIW I did run the original configure with--libmp3lame in it.And I do have libfaac but can't make a .aac versions either...

Thanks for helping a noob out

On Sep 13, 2011, at 5:50 PM, Lou wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:21:29 -0600
> Tom Step <t.step at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Tyring to install ffmpeg on my Mac (OS 10.6.8) to learn CLI. Used
>> MacPorts to do install, it came back with a ton of errors, then did
>> port clean ffmpeg, then:
>> svn checkout svn://svn.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
>> Checked out revision 26402.
> FFmpeg uses Git now. The SVN repository is outdated. You should switch
> to the Git repository as the last SVN commit was in January 2011 (or
> simply download a Git snapshot):
> http://git.videolan.org/?p=ffmpeg.git;a=snapshot;h=HEAD;sf=tgz
>> ./configure --enable-shared --disable-mmx --arch=x86_64
> --disable-mmx was used for PowerPC I think. I don't think you need it
> for the recent architecture. But IANAMacUser.
> More importantly, if you want mp3 encoding support, you need to install
> lame and build ffmpeg with --enable-libmp3lame.
>> shoeis-computer:Volumes shoei$ ffmpeg -i ~/Desktop/Hunger.m4a mp3 -ab
>> 192k ~/Desktop/Hunger.mp3
> Your command is telling ffmpeg that your output is a file named "mp3".
> Once you recompile ffmpeg with --enable-libmp3lame the remove the
> superfluous "mp3" from your command and it might work, and if not then
> add "-acodec libmp3lame".
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