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Thread: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

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    Re: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by robi-hipnos View Post
    Andrew, we mostly use FFMpeg to import audio files sent to us from different sources. Most of them are in AAC (video sources), WMA (dictation devices) and some recordings made on mobile phones which I think is AMR. After editing in Audacity, we export them to MP3 and OGG.
    Yeah, if that's the case, then you're already doing lossy->lossy conversion and I agree that you should just convert the file to desired format before importing into Audacity.
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    Re: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

    Compiled from source, but no luck. Still getting the same error: "Audacity cannot open this type of file", a file which I can open just fine with Audacity on my Windows box, as well as on my other Ubuntu machine still running 13.10.
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    Re: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
    Compiled from source, but no luck. Still getting the same error: "Audacity cannot open this type of file", a file which I can open just fine with Audacity on my Windows box, as well as on my other Ubuntu machine still running 13.10.
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    Re: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

    For those that are having trouble compiling their own Audacity/ffmpeg/libav, I've put together a tarball with the required binary and libraries. You can get it like this (64-bit only at the moment):

    sudo apt-get install audacity libavformat-extra-54 libavcodec-extra-54 libavutil-extra-52
    wget http://andere.maartenbaert.be/audacity-static.tar.gz
    tar -xzf audacity-static.tar.gz
    cd audacity-static
    ./check-libs
    ./run-audacity

    This tarball doesn't include all libraries and files, just the ones that are missing on Ubuntu. That's why you have to install audacity and libav first. Other than that, these commands don't modify your system, all extra libraries stay in the folder 'audacity-static', so you don't have to worry about breaking something.

    If someone needs a 32-bit version, I can create that as well. The binary/libraries were copied from Arch Linux which solved this problem long ago by packaging an older version of ffmpeg as a separate package (just for Audacity).
    Last edited by Maarten Baert; April 30th, 2014 at 02:17 AM. Reason: Fix newlines

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    Re: 14.04: Audacity does not work with FFMpeg anymore

    Whoa Maarteen! Thanks for that! I guess this will be very handy when installing multiple machines.

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