[vlc-devel] Default configure options

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Thu May 22 21:04:52 CEST 2003

Over the past month i have seen several reports where ppl were having 
problems, and in the end they had forgotten to use --enable-ffmpeg. It 
see no reason why by default this should be turned off.
ffmpeg works on most platforms, and there's always the header detection 
to check if it's installed.

So i thought it might be a good idea to change this. For that matter, i 
c some other strange things in ./configure --help that i think deserve 
to change.

I propose to enable the following things by default.
   --enable-dvdread        dvdread input module (default disabled)
   --enable-dvdplay        dvdplay input module (default disabled)
   --enable-mad            libmad module (default disabled)
   --enable-ffmpeg         ffmpeg codec (default disabled)

These are worth being considered, but i'm having doubts about these.
   --enable-faad           faad codec (default disabled)
   --enable-xvid           xvid codec (default disabled)

Alsa should be improved and become the default, since it's gonna be the 
kernel 2.6 audio system.
   --enable-alsa           ALSA sound support for Linux (default 

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Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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