Install on Ubuntu 10.10

ePirat edited this page Apr 12, 2011 · 2 revisions

This Page will explain how to install the Segmenter on Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick).

Install dependencies

First of all we will have to install a few important packages:

sudo apt-get install \
build-essential \
subversion \
git-core \
yasm \
pkg-config \
libssl-dev \
libbz2-dev \
ruby \

and a few libraries and codecs:

sudo apt-get install \
faac \
libfaac-dev libfaac0 \
lame \
libmp3lame-dev \
libtheora-dev \

Compile the FFmpeg

First we will have to download and compile an old snapshot of FFmpeg, because the new version has a bug that prevents the segmenter from working. It will do nothing. First cd into home:

cd ~

Download to home directory using wget:


Now unzip it:

tar -xvjf ffmpeg-export-snapshot-2009-12-02.tar.bz2

cd into the directory:

cd ffmpeg-export-2009-12-01/

Run configure script:

./configure --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree  --enable-libfaac\
 --enable-libmp3lame --prefix=/tmp/old_ffmpeg

Now make and make install:

make install

Compile the Segmenter

First cd into home again:

cd ~

Now clone the git repository (here I have indicated another git where I changed the ruby files to work with url's too, not only with files.)

git clone git://

Now we only have to compile it:

gcc -v -Wall -g live_segmenter.c -o live_segmenter \
    -lavformat -lavcodec -lavutil -lvorbis -ltheora\
    -lbz2 -lm -lz -lfaac -lmp3lame \
    -I/tmp/old_ffmpeg/include \

If you want you can copy now the files to /usr/local/bin to access them from everywhere:

sudo cp live_segmenter /usr/local/bin/
sudo cp http_streamer.rb /usr/local/bin/
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/
sudo cp hs_* /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/

Clean Up

Now let's do some cleaning, first cd into home:

cd ~

Now let's delete some files that we don't need anymore, like the old FFmpeg:

rm -rf /tmp/old_ffmpeg

and the source:

rm -rf ffmpeg-export-2009-12-01

and the tar.bz2 files:

rm ffmpeg-export-snapshot-2009-12-02.tar.bz2

This How-To is based on the two articles from @kyriii:

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