[MPlayer-users] Encoding with XviD

Ralph Slooten ralph at delrom.ro
Tue Mar 12 20:16:30 CET 2002

Jonas Jermann wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 06:26:57PM +0100, Ralph Slooten wrote:
>>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>>Hi there all,
>>I am just wondering what exactly is required when wanting to encode a 
>>DivX file with XviD? Yes I have read the FM, but still have some questions.
>>If I compile and install just the XviD file, copy the libcore.a to (for 
>>example) /usr/lib, and link to it with the 
>>--with-xvidcore=/usr/lib/libcore.a MPlayer detects it, however I get
>>Checking for XviD/DivX4linux/DivX5linux/OpenDivX decore ... OpenDivX
>>Checking for XviD/DivX4linux encore (for mencoder) ... no
>>The ONLY way I have gotten this to compile correctly with the encore 
>>being "detected" is by copying the decore.h and encore2.h from 
>>divx4linux into the /usr/lib directory. It then detects and works giving
> You mean into /usr/local/include?

Yes, sorry.... my mistake. I have them actually in /usr/include

>>Checking for XviD/DivX4linux/DivX5linux/OpenDivX decore ... XviD (with 
>>Checking for XviD/DivX4linux encore (for mencoder) ... XviD (with 
>>What am I missing here? Could someone please tell me exactly what's 
>>needed to get the XviD to compile into MPlayer, or is this the 
>>"official" way?
> I think so... But it should be mentioned in the docs.

At least I'm not the only one with this confusion :-) It seems to work 
this way, but I still wonder if it's the correct way to do this. I mean 
why would there be no header files included with the XviD which would 
enable the encoding

> Just want to help...

Thanks a lot :-) Any bit helps here.


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