[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r16936 (fkuehne)

Felix Kühne fk at aenneburghardt.de
Wed Oct 4 15:42:17 CEST 2006

Am 04.10.2006 um 15:27 schrieb George Bray:

> Just tried this version, but got the "VLC could not find encoder
> h264".  I'm guessing Felix's changes will be in the next build.
> http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/macosx-intel/trunk- 
> intel-20061004-0119.dmg
> Is there any way to work out what build contains which changes?

Hey George,

in that commit is a stupid bug so it won't work for now, but I'm  
working with 2 other guys on that issue (they got the knowledge, I do  
the testing ;-) ) so we'll have a good fix pretty soon. For the  
meantime, I'll fix my work-around.
Anyway, you can also enable this work-around manually (I just found  
that option, I didn't know about it earlier) in the nightly builds  
before September 14th but after mid August (the x264 module was  
removed in later builds to prevent crashes but leading to your error  
message). Go to the preferences, then to Input / Codecs -> Video  
Codecs -> x264 and disable the "CPU Optimisations" flags at the  
bottom of the list. H.264 encoding will be slower as usual, but it  
will work.
I'll fire up a new nightly build in a minute including a fixed work- 
around and the x264 module. It should be finished in about 2 hours  
and will be available at the usual locations.

Concerning what change is in which build:
The builds are started at 0 o'clock CEST each night. Every commit  
that is received before is automatically included. Any later fix will  
have to wait for the next build. By having a look at the buildbot  
website, you can also figure out the current configure lines, so you  
can guess which modules will be available, but this isn't always  
correct. At present, the configure line states that x264 is included,  
but in fact it isn't because it was disabled at another point, so  
just trust us on this ;-)

Best regards,

Felix Kühne
Co-Developer of the OSX-port and German translator
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