Introduction to libFAME

libFAME is a fast (real-time) MPEG-1 as well as MPEG-4 rectangular and arbitrary shaped video encoding library.

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Installation of libFAME

Install libFAME by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../libfame-0.9.1-gcc34-1.patch &&
sed -i 's/$CC --version/$CC -dumpversion/' configure &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -i 's/$CC --version/$CC -dumpversion/' configure: This command causes the configure script to use a different command to find out the version of the compiler. Without this command, the -fstrict-aliasing flag is not added to the CFLAGS variable in the various Makefiles.

--enable-sse: This option is off by default and should be set on if your machine has SSE capability. One way to find out if you have SSE is to issue cat /proc/cpuinfo and see if sse is listed in the flags.


Installed Programs: libfame-config
Installed Libraries: libfame.{so,a}
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


provides configuration information for libfame.


provides functions for the video encoding programs.

Last updated on 2007-01-15 17:25:53 -0600