[vlc-devel] Compiling the new contribs

Juha Jeronen juha.jeronen at jyu.fi
Tue Feb 14 10:36:42 CET 2012

Hi all,

Based on the discussion, I slightly updated this section:


The changes are:
  - Explain how to compile only a few select libraries
  - Note about make -jN

Also, added a parenthetical note here that the build page explains about
the contribs, too:



On 09/02/12 02:36, Rafaël Carré wrote:
> Le 2012-02-08 19:39, Juha Jeronen a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> I'm currently finishing my Finnish translation update for VLC 2.0. So I
>> grabbed the new version for testing the translation, and thought I'd get
>> back to doing some development after I'm done. In particular, I have an
>> idea for a dynamic range compression algorithm for audio, which might or
>> might not work (so I'll be trying it out).
>> At this point I have a practical question - what is the correct way to
>> compile the new contribs? I'd like to update the wiki about this, since
>> it's not yet documented.
> Depends for which OS.
>> I've already compiled a working VLC 2.1-git successfully, but I suspect
>> the contrib binaries are perhaps not supposed to go right into the
>> source tree so I must be doing something wrong :P
>> What I did was
>> cd contrib/src
>> ../bootstrap
> Since you don't specify a host I assume it's for native linux
> compilation (not cross).
>> make ffmpeg x264
> Then you just need a '.' prefix to those targets -> make .ffmpeg .x264
> Or if you have a multicore: make -jN .ffmpeg .x264
>> ...and then bootstrap, configure and compile VLC.
>> Can anyone help on what I should have done differently in the contrib
>> update phase, in order to do it correctly? :)
>>  -J
>> P.S. Anime DVD playback still works after the update to Rincewind. Good! :P
>> P.P.S. Additional packages needed on Debian squeeze, on top of the
>> previous ones: libgnomevfs2-dev and libspeexdsp-dev. Furthermore, the
>> yasm (for compiling ffmpeg) in the squeeze repo is too old (newer
>> Debians... Debii... De... what's the plural? are fine), but it was an
>> easy compile (and checkinstall) to upgrade to the latest one.
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