[digiKam-users] fdk-aac support in appimage

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 15:57:09 GMT 2018


The difficulty about ffmpeg compilation is the huge external dependencies
to solve to obtain the libraries.

Remember that DK AppImage is compiled under Centos6 for binary
compatibility and ffmpeg is not avaialble by default. To compile ffmpeg i
need to use external repositories not official and more and less maintained.

But, i use also ffmpeg at work to stream endoscope from the machine to
Internet. I use also Centos, and i solved this problem recently by using a
pre-compiled version of ffmpeg libraries available here :


The advantage is to switch from ffmpeg 3 to 4 in appimage.

The disavantage is to not have any control on ffmpeg codecs available. You
must use as well.

So please take a look at last 4.0.3 XV tarball for linux which contain the
static ffmpeg binary. Look if the relevant codecs is available for you...


Gilles Caulier

Le sam. 24 nov. 2018 à 16:39, Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hello Gilles,
> I am wondering if you compile ffmpeg with fdk-aac codec within the
> appimage.
> Looks like the latest beta appimage can't play such files so I guess the
> answer is no.
> I have noticed that VLC, ffmpeg, Handbrake, etc. dropped fdk-aac support
> by default due to some licensing issues and was wondering what is your
> opinion on this.
> I do have many videos coded using fdk-aac and I have to decide now on
> whether I recode all of them with another codec or just recompile ffmpeg,
> VLC and digikam myself.
> Best regards,
> Andrey
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