Package Details: avbin 10-3

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Package Base: avbin
Description: A C library that provides a wrapper around Libav’s video and audio decoding functionality
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Licenses: LGPL3
Submitter: SpotlightKid
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.000001
First Submitted: 2015-10-11 20:40
Last Updated: 2019-06-09 19:11

Latest Comments

danboid commented on 2017-02-04 10:22

Hi Spotlight kid!

Yes - I'm both aware of and agree with everything you said in your reply and I may well upload an avbin-git PKGBUILD if you don't but only if I get the following issue fixed, which is the same problem Hell-G is/was having:

Using the latest git versions of libav and avbin doesn't help. I suspect (hope) the AVbin binaries are built with a special configuration option that we're not enabling in these PKGBUILDS.

SpotlightKid commented on 2017-02-01 21:07

@danboid the 'git checkout' you're referring to is checking out tag v9.5 of libav, not ABbin. This is the latest release in the fork of libav that AVbin uses.

The changes in the PKGBUILD you sent me (thanks!) would effectively build the latest Git version of AVbin. That's not what AUR packages with a specific package version are for, IMHO. If you want that, feel free to submit a PKGBUILD for an "avbin-git" package.

AFAICS there's no release of AVbin after version 10. If compilation of version 10 is broken, that's unfortunate, but can only be fixed by a new upstream version. I tried compiling AVbin 10 against a git checkout of the original libav, but that doesn't work either.

danboid commented on 2017-02-01 11:54

libav 9.5 is a long way behind HEAD and doesn't build on recent Arch installs.

This PKGBUILD can by fixed by incrementing the pkgver to 11 and getting rid of the git checkout tags on lines 29 and 31 so they just read `git checkout`.

I have mailed the maintainer of this PKGBUILD to request he update it for avbin 11.

danboid commented on 2017-01-22 16:56

Hi SpotlightKid and Hell-G

This package is labelled avbin 10-2 but I've had a look at the PKGBUILD and the line:

git checkout v9.5

Says to me its actually checking out and building avbin v9.5, which is why its not working with pyglet - a problem I just encountered myself. The Linux binary packages on the avbin site provide avbin v10 but I'd prefer to install from the AUR if it fetched the correct version.


Hell-G commented on 2016-04-28 13:26

No problem, thank you very much!

SpotlightKid commented on 2016-04-28 12:54

Sorry, I have no idea. Seems like pyglet is accessing some internal data which isn't available in this version of avbin. Please report this on the pyglet mailing list or bug tracker.

Hell-G commented on 2016-04-28 11:14

Thank you very much for your fast response! Now the installation works flawlessly.

But I still have an issue with this installation compared to the binary installation from the AVbin website. I am using pyglet. With the binary AVbin version, it worked fine, whereas with the AUR package I get an error using pyglet:
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pyglet/media/", line 472, in play
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pyglet/media/", line 978, in queue
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pyglet/media/", line 695, in queue
source = source._get_queue_source()
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pyglet/media/", line 622, in _get_queue_source
return StaticMemorySource(self._data, self.audio_format)
AttributeError: 'StaticSource' object has no attribute '_data'

Do you have an idea how this could be related to AVbin?

SpotlightKid commented on 2016-04-27 18:25

There was a missing comma in a sed command used in the PKGBUILD.

There were also two other issues with checking out / building the libav submodule.

These are hopefully fixed now. Let me know, if you still have problems.

Hell-G commented on 2016-04-27 12:37

Hi! Anybody else having trouble installing this package?
I get an error about my gcc during the configure phase of the libav build part, although my gcc is working fine.

* branch a0a5fed908a2f36d64e2b99673475d85b4c49430 -> FETCH_HEAD
Submodule path 'libav': checked out 'a0a5fed908a2f36d64e2b99673475d85b4c49430'
Cleaning up...done
gcc is unable to create an executable file.
If gcc is a cross-compiler, use the --enable-cross-compile option.
Only do this if you know what cross compiling means.
C compiler test failed.

If you think configure made a mistake, make sure you are using the latest
version from Git. If the latest version fails, report the problem to the mailing list or IRC #libav on
Include the log file "config.log" produced by configure as this will help
solving the problem.
AVbin: Fatal error: Failed configuring backend.

Looking at the output in config.log, I think there is a syntax problem in the C compiler test:

BEGIN /tmp/ffconf.nFPkhmsy.c
1 int main(void){ return 0; }
END /tmp/ffconf.nFPkhmsy.c
gcc -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -march=native -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -c -o /tmp/ffconf.u1xLC3ci.o /tmp/ffconf.nFPkhmsy.c
gcc ,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -o /tmp/ffconf.GJWSjGak /tmp/ffconf.u1xLC3ci.o
gcc: error: ,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro: No such file or directory
C compiler test failed.

Any ideas? Thanks!