What would happen if your hard disk died right now?
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.
“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.” -- Bertrand Russell
You think that's air you're breathing now?
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
tar -xzf audacity-static.tar.gz
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
Whoa Maarteen! Thanks for that! I guess this will be very handy when installing multiple machines.