PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] ffmpeg: what are stripped livacodecs ?



onespeedbiker
September 20th, 2009, 07:03 AM
I loaded up ffmpeg from your Multimedia Sticky and it seems to be working (I still have some issues with some videos where the widescreen plays like a full screen, but cuts off the ends). Anyway my question is what is the difference between livacodec-unstripped-52 and livacodec52. I have some stripped and some unstripped libs on my computer. When I tried to install the unstripped version, Software sources says I have to uninstall the (stripped?) version. What's this all about?

andrew.46
September 20th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Hi onespeedbiker,

This is comprehensively explained here:

HOWTO: Easily enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and other restricted encoding in FFmpeg
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1117283

But the basics are that Ubuntu removes some codecs from libavcodec and calls this a 'stripped' version while a more complete version is called 'unstripped'. But FakeOutdoorsman explains it a lot better :)

Andrew

onespeedbiker
September 20th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Hi onespeedbiker,

This is comprehensively explained here:

HOWTO: Easily enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and other restricted encoding in FFmpeg
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1117283

But the basics are that Ubuntu removes some codecs from libavcodec and calls this a 'stripped' version while a more complete version is called 'unstripped'. But FakeOutdoorsman explains it a lot better :)

Andrew Thanks Andrew; now I know!