[vlc-devel] configure: error: Missing libav or FFmpeg

liyoubdu liyoubdu at qq.com
Tue Jan 17 03:27:23 CET 2017

try again

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From:  "qma ster";<qmastery16 at gmail.com>;
Send time: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 7:12 AM
To: "vlc-devel"<vlc-devel at videolan.org>; 

Subject:  [vlc-devel] configure: error: Missing libav or FFmpeg

I am trying to build the most recent development version of vlc-3.0 (git cloned) from source, but running ./configure gives me the following error:

configure: error: Missing libav or FFmpeg

That is despite I have built from source and installed a fresh ffmpeg-3.2.2 with the following configuration including --enable-shared (see below). Also, in my /usr/lib directory there is a library libavcodec.a , libavcodec.so.57.64.101 with symbolic links to it libavcodec.so and libavcodec.so.57 .

Maybe I need to pass some additional flag to vlc-3.0 to force it to notice my libavcodec library? If yes, what flags should I try?

ffmpeg configure options (just in case): --prefix=/usr --enable-gpl --disable-stripping --enable-avresample --enable-avisynth --enable-gnutls --enable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libbs2b --enable-libcaca --enable-libcdio --disable-libebur128 --enable-libfontconfig --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-librubberband --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libssh --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-omx --enable-openal --enable-opengl --enable-sdl2 --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libiec61883 --enable-libopencv --enable-frei0r --enable-libx264 --enable-chromaprint --enable-shared

Best regards,

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