View Full Version : [ubuntu] vlc installation from source

October 3rd, 2008, 07:57 AM
Hi all
Ive been trying to install vlc from the source code...that is essentially from this tar.gz file http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/VLC-Download-2608.html

however while configuring it, I run into this error
checking for mad.h... yes
checking for mad_bit_init in -lmad... yes
checking id3tag.h usability... no
checking id3tag.h presence... no
checking for id3tag.h... no
checking for AVCODEC... no
configure: error: Could not find libavcodec or libavutil. Use --disable-avcodec to ignore this error.
See `config.log' for more details.

however, my computer says I have libavcodec already installed on my machine

sudo apt-get install libavcodec0d
[sudo] password for hawas:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libavcodec0d is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
procmail sensible-mda
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Please help..some
P.S: I am a big time newbie.
To forgive is to suffer.

October 3rd, 2008, 08:37 AM

October 3rd, 2008, 03:53 PM
Install the "libavcodec-dev" package and try again...