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FS#31737 - [ffmpeg] Add a few configure switches

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by ux (ubitux) - Saturday, 29 September 2012, 19:58 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Thursday, 21 February 2013, 13:01 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


It would be nice if the FFmpeg package could be build with the additional configure switches:

* --enable-libfreetype to allow the drawtext filter to be build.
* --enable-fontconfig to allow using font names like "Arial" instead of specifying the full path

These two features can be tested with a command line such as:
ffplay -f lavfi testsrc,drawtext=text=hello:fontcolor=white:fontfile=Arial

Additionally, a lot of people are interested in burning ASS/SSA subtitles to a video, and this requires the libass filter, which will be enabled when linking with that library, using:

* --enable-libass

Finally, eventually the libmodplug wrapper to be able to demux/decode/play/etc a large range of mod files (XM, MOD, etc) could be made available using following switch:

* --enable-libmodplug
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Thursday, 21 February 2013, 13:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by DrZaius (DrZaius) - Saturday, 06 October 2012, 03:55 GMT
I think these are reasonable requests.
Comment by ux (ubitux) - Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:48 GMT
Note that the libmodplug one might need some thinking: like checking if it interfaces well with software like MPD with these kind of files.
Comment by taylorchu (taylorchu) - Sunday, 10 February 2013, 18:22 GMT
i am against libmodplug
Comment by ux (ubitux) - Thursday, 14 February 2013, 21:39 GMT
What about the others?

May I ask why not libmodplug?
Comment by taylorchu (taylorchu) - Thursday, 14 February 2013, 22:28 GMT
libmodplug is not necessary because it is aesthetic feature.
you can create pkgbuild your own.
Comment by ux (ubitux) - Thursday, 14 February 2013, 22:35 GMT

(Though, there are quite a few mod files in the wild. Adding it to FFmpeg means several applications (notably players) could play them. It will also allow people to re-encode them to a playable format using the ffmpeg tool.)