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MediaConch is an open source software project consisting of a toolset that aims to further develop the standardization and validation of preservation-level audiovisual files used within various memory institutions and communities. The software consists of an implementation checker, policy checker, reporter and fixer that will work together to offer its users an advanced level of ability to validate, assess and find solutions to repair the digital files within their collections. Accessible via either the command line, a graphical user interface (GUI), or web-based shell, the MediaConch project will serve to provide detailed individual and batch-level conformance checking analysis using its adaptable, flexible and interoperable software application interface. With a project focus dedicated to furthering the longevity of Matroska, Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM) and FF Video Codec 1 (FFV1) as recommended digital preservation audiovisual formats, MediaConch will anticipate and contribute to the further development of the standardization of these formats. The MediaConch open source project was created and is currently under development by MediaArea, notable for the creation of MediaInfo, an open source media checker software application.

Website: 🐚 MediaConch project.

Table of Repositories

MediaConch

The original repository for the MediaConch project, this repository holds all public documentation related to Phase I of the project (the design phase) and some metadata-related work.

MediaConch_SourceCode

This repository hosts the source code for MediaConch, the GUI.

MediaConchOnline

This is the source code for MediaConchOnline, the online version of the MediaConch shell.

MediaConch-Website

This is the repository for content hosted on https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch/.

MediaAreaXml

This repository holds XSD (XML Schema Definitions) for MediaConch, MediaInfo, and MediaTrace.

MediaConch_SampleFiles

This repository contains sample files used to test MediaConch.

MediaConch_MKVSurvey

This repository holds a research corpus used in the development of the MediaConch.

Funding and Licensing

This project has received funding from PREFORMA, co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. All software and source code developed by MediaArea during the PREFORMA project will be provided under the BSD-2-Clause License.

All open source digital assets for the software developed by MediaArea during the PREFORMA project will be made available under the open access license: Creative Commons license attribution 4.0 International (CC BY v4.0). All assets will exist in open file formats within an open platform (an open standard as defined in the European Interoperability Framework for Pan-European eGovernment Service (version 1.0 2004)).

How to build MediaConch

Build Status Build status

Build under Unix (Mac and Linux)

First, you must create a directory which will receive the MediaConch directory, and some of its dependencies depending on your configuration: ZenLib and MediaInfoLib if you decide to compile them yourself, and under Mac libxml2 and libxslt.

In this document, this directory will be referred as $BUILD_DIR.

Dependancies under Mac

macport

Some dependencies are available with macport. To install macport: https://guide.macports.org/#installing

port install autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig zlib

libxml2

libxml2 and libxslt must be manually compiled.

Download ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-2.9.2.tar.gz, and then:

mv libxml2-2.9.2 $BUILD_DIR/libxml2
cd $BUILD_DIR/libxml2
./configure --disable-shared --enable-static --disable-ipv6 --without-ftp --without-http --without-c14n --without-catalog --with-xpath --without-xptr --without-xinclude --without-iconv --without-icu --without-iso8859x --without-zlib --without-lzma --without-mem_debug --without-run_debug --without-regexps --without-modules --with-tree --without-writer --with-pattern --with-push --without-valid --with-sax1 --without-legacy --with-output --without-schemas --with-schematron --without-python
make

libxslt

Download ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxslt-1.1.28.tar.gz, and then:

mv libxslt-1.1.28 $BUILD_DIR/libxslt
cd $BUILD_DIR/libxslt
touch libtoolT
./configure --with-libxml-src=$BUILD_DIR/libxml2 --without-crypto
make

Qt

To install Qt, download and execute: http://download.qt.io/archive/qt/5.3/5.3.2/qt-opensource-mac-x64-clang-5.3.2.dmg.mirrorlist

Dependancies under Linux

Listing

Build tools

  • git
  • automake
  • autoconf
  • libtool
  • pkgconfig
  • make
  • g++

MediaArea tools

  • libzen0
  • libmediainfo0

CLI and GUI dependencies

  • zlib
  • libxml2
  • libxslt

GUI only dependencies

  • qt4
  • qtwebkit

Optional dependency (for online checker)

  • libcurl

Ubuntu

Build tools and CLI/GUI dependencies

apt-get install git automake autoconf libtool pkg-config make g++ zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev liblzma-dev libgcrypt20-dev libsqlite3-dev libevent-dev libjansson-dev

Or (less advisable) install the packages contained in buildenv09.zip with

dpkg -i *

MediaArea tools

Go to https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch/downloads/ubuntu.html and download the libmediainfo0, libmediainfo-dev, libzen0 and libzen-dev packages corresponding to your Ubuntu version. Then install them with :

dpkg -i libmediainfo* libzen*

GUI only dependencies

apt-get install libqt4-dev libqtwebkit-dev

Optional dependency (for online checker)

apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev

Fedora

Build tools and CLI/GUI dependencies

sudo yum install git automake autoconf libtool pkgconfig make gcc-c++ zlib-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel sqlite-devel libevent-devel jansson-devel

Or (less advisable) install the packages contained in buildenv13.zip with

dnf --allowerasing install *

MediaArea tools

Go to https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch/downloads/fedora.html and download the libmediainfo0, libmediainfo-devel, libzen0 and libzen-devel packages corresponding to your Fedora version and CPU architecture. Then install them with :

sudo yum install libmediainfo*.rpm libzen*.rpm

GUI only dependencies

sudo yum install qt-devel qtwebkit-devel desktop-file-utils

Optional dependency (for online checker)

sudo yum install libcurl-devel

Debian

Build tools and CLI/GUI dependencies

apt-get install git automake autoconf libtool pkg-config make g++ zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev liblzma-dev libgcrypt20-dev libsqlite3-dev libevent-dev libjansson-dev

Or (less advisable) install the packages contained in buildenv17.zip with

dpkg -i *

MediaArea tools

Go to https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch/downloads/debian.html and download the libmediainfo0, libmediainfo-dev, libzen0 and libzen-dev packages corresponding to your Debian version. Then install them with :

dpkg -i libmediainfo* libzen*

GUI only dependencies

apt-get install libqt4-dev libqtwebkit-dev

Optional dependency (for online checker)

apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev

OpenSUSE

Build tools and CLI/GUI dependencies

zypper install git automake autoconf libtool pkgconfig make gcc-c++ zlib-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel sqlite3-devel libevent-devel libjansson-devel

Or (less advisable) install the packages contained in buildenv21.zip with

zypper install *

MediaArea tools

Go to https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch/downloads/opensuse.html and download the libmediainfo0, libmediainfo-devel, libzen0 and libzen-devel packages corresponding to your OpenSuse version. Then install them with :

rpm -i libmediainfo* libzen*

GUI only dependencies

zypper install libqt4-devel libQtWebKit-devel update-desktop-files

Optional dependency (for online checker)

zypper install libcurl-devel

Build MediaConch CLI

Use the srcXX.zip and their compile.sh scripts

Unzip the corresponding srcXX.zip, and then launch

./CLI_compile.sh
./Server_compile.sh
./GUI_compile.sh

in order to compile, respectively, the CLI, the server and the GUI.

Build manually from GitHub

When you have done all the prerequisite for you configuration, you can build MediaConch. We start with the CLI.

cd $BUILD_DIR
git clone https://github.com/MediaArea/MediaConch_SourceCode.git
cd MediaConch_SourceCode/Project/GNU/CLI
./autogen.sh
Then, under Mac:
./configure --enable-staticlibs
make
Under Linux:
./configure
make

If you also build ZenLib and MediaInfoLib:

./configure --enable-staticlibs
make

Or, with shared ZenLib and MediaInfoLib:

./configure
make
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$BUILD_DIR/ZenLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs:$BUILD_DIR/MediaInfoLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs

Launch the CLI

./mediaconch

Build MediaConch GUI

If you have already build the CLI, no need to run git twice. In fact, if you re-run git with an existing MediaConch_SourceCode directory, git will complain and exit.

To compile MediaConch GUI under Mac and Linux:

cd $BUILD_DIR
git clone https://github.com/MediaArea/MediaConch_SourceCode.git
cd MediaConch_SourceCode/Project/Qt
Without online checker

Run:

./prepare
make

Under Mac, or if you also build ZenLib and MediaInfoLib, run:

./prepare STATIC_LIBS=1
make

With shared ZenLib and MediaInfoLib:

./prepare
make
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$BUILD_DIR/ZenLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs:$BUILD_DIR/MediaInfoLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs
With online checker

You must install the online checker dependencies. Then run:

./prepare
make

Under Mac, or if you also build ZenLib and MediaInfoLib, run:

./prepare STATIC_LIBS=1
make

With shared ZenLib and MediaInfoLib:

./prepare
make
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$BUILD_DIR/ZenLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs:$BUILD_DIR/MediaInfoLib/Project/GNU/Library/.libs

Launch the GUI

Under Mac:

./MediaConch.app/Contents/MacOS/MediaConch

Under Linux:

./mediaconch-gui

Optional : build ZenLib and MediaInfoLib

ZenLib

To compile ZenLib under Mac and Linux:

cd $BUILD_DIR
git clone https://github.com/MediaArea/ZenLib.git
cd ZenLib/Project/GNU/Library
./autogen.sh
./configure --enable-static
make

MediaInfoLib

To compile MediaInfoLib under Mac and Linux:

cd $BUILD_DIR
git clone https://github.com/MediaArea/MediaInfoLib.git
cd MediaInfoLib/Project/GNU/Library
./autogen.sh
Without online checker

Run:

./configure --enable-static
make
With online checker

Under Mac:

./configure --enable-static --with-libcurl=runtime
make

Under Linux:

You must install the online checker dependencies. Then run:

./configure --enable-static --with-libcurl
make

Build under Windows

You need to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.