Installing VLC on FreeBSD 8.1


The GUI version of VLC needs any one of the Desktop Environments.

Gnome Can be installed on FreeBSD 8.1 using the following link:

http://envotechie.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/installing-gnome-on-freebsd/ .

XFCE can be installed on FreeBSD 8.1 using the following link:

http://envotechie.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/installing-xfce4-on-freebsd-8-1/ .

To install VLC with default installation options use the following command

# pkg_add -r vlc

However, to install VLC with custom installation option use the following procedure Before installation of the components, Download the compressed snapshot of the ports collection, using the following command

# portsnap fetch

Now extract the snapshot into /usr/ports using the following command

# portsnap extract

If the ports collection are already present in the path /usr/ports we need not use the two commands above VLC installation

# cd /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc

Run the following command to install VLC

# make install

Select the decoders and other options for VLC:

VLC-Make config

FFmpeg is an open source library for encoding and decoding different types of media files, generally MPEG and MPEG-based files.

Choosing the ffmpeg options:

ffmpeg

Choosing binutils option:

Bin Utils

Choosing gmp options:

gmp

Choosing orc options:

orc

choosing libvpx options:

libvpx

Choosing x264 /AVC encoder options:

x264

Choosing gpac-libgpac options:

gpac-libgpac

Choosing taglib options:

taglib

Choosing libsndfile options:

libsndfile

Finally run the following command
# make clean
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