Repositories update

Another batch of changes has reached the repositories in the last weeks. The updates have touched everything:

  • MakeMKV has been updated to version 1.9.2.
  • HandBrake has been updated to the current 0.10.1 for Fedora 20, 21 and 22.
  • libdvdnav and libdvdread are based on 5.0.x releases. Also, all required libraries for MakeMKV and HandBrake have been rebuilt for Fedora 22 until RPMFusion catches up, at which point I will remove them from the repository.
  • The Nvidia driver is now at version 346.59 for all CentOS/RHEL and Fedora variants and at 349.12 (beta) for Fedora 22. According to the release notes, the 319.42 drivers will try to copy the framebuffer console’s contents out of /dev/fb0 making the Plymouth transition even better on UEFI systems.
  • The Nvidia driver is now using libvdpau 1.1 which contains support for decoding H.265/HEVC video streams (VDPAU Feature Set F) on supported GPUs.
  • The GPU Deployment kit (NVML headers and docs) is now at version 346.46. Also, nvidia-healthmon is now 64 bit only.
  • The CDRtools suite has been updated to version 3.01a28.
  • The Flash plugin package has been updated to version 11.2.202.451 and it has also been pushed to RPMFusion in the form of lpf package.
  • Spotify it’s at version 0.9.17.1 for CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 20, 21 and 22. Instead of bundling Ubuntu’s libgcrypt library; now it uses the compat-libgcrypt package from ssaavedra/compat-libcrypt COPR repository. The package is already included where appropriate.
  • Wimms’ ISO tools have been updated to 2.30a.
  • RAR has been updated to version 5.2.1.

As always, any issue just let me know. I’m in the process of moving and starting a new job; so please bear some patience if I don’t reply to you immediately.

End of summer updates

Just came back from holiday and work travel; just in time for another batch of changes for the repositories:

  • MakeMKV has been updated to version 1.8.12.
  • HandBrake has been updated to the current development version for Fedora 20, 21 and 22. It enables now x265 by default and uses even less bundled libraries. It also uses the system libappindicator for notifications.
  • Flash plugin package has been updated to version 11.2.202.400.
  • Spotify it’s now at version 0.9.11.27.g2b1a638.81-1. As announced previously in another post, the original i386 build was reverted by upstream to 0.9.4 without even notifying and it stayed locked at this version for months. As such, I completely removed i386 support for it. I’ve changed the repository page to reflect it.
  • The Nvidia Management library header and man pages (alias GPU Deployment Kit) it’s now at version 340.21, the bundled version in CUDA 6.5. It works with drivers version 340.x and up.

Most of the repositories now support both Fedora 21 and 22, including HandBrake & friends.

Also, I’m building CUDA 6.5 packages now that it has been released. Testers welcome as usual.

Another batch of big updates for the repositories (Nvidia, HandBrake, Steam, etc…)

Another batch of changes for the repositories. The HandBrake repository has seen some updates:

  • MakeMKV has been updated to version 1.8.11.
  • HandBrake has been updated to the current development version for Fedora 21. It contains additional/different bundled libraries, but the situation is not that bad.
  • libdvdnav is now based on a 5.0.0 snapshot that contains all the fixes required to avoid the HandBrake crash while opening a DVD for scanning with the default settings. Removal of the flag “Use dvdnav (instead of libdvdread)” in the preferences panel is no longer required.

Please test it, I found it much more stable than the previous version. If it works, I might build it also for current Fedora releases.

handbrake-svn

Regarding the other updates:

  • The Nvidia driver is now at version 340.24 for all CentOS/RHEL and Fedora variants.
  • Nvidia Fedora 21 packages have now aKMOD support
  • Nvidia CentOS/RHEL 7 packages have now binary kABI modules, so you can install the binaries directly without relying on DKMS.
  • The CDRtools suite has been updated to version 3.01a24.
  • The Steam package has been updated to version 1.0.0.48-2, the same build has been pushed to RPMFusion. The repository hosted here still contains other SteamOS packages.
  • The Flash plugin package has been updated to version 11.2.202.378 and Skype has been updated to version 4.3.0.37. Both versions have also been pushed to RPMFusion in the form of lpf packages.
  • Spotify it’s still at version 0.9.10; as the x86_64 and i386 builds share the same data package. Upstream has updated the x86_64 build to 0.9.11 but at the same time has reverted the i386 build to 0.9.4, so all Ubuntu users will not get the update anymore. Until this is sorted out, I’m going to leave the current package versions as 0.9.10 for systems that are both 32 and 64 bit. RHEL/CentOS 7 (which is 64 bit only) has the new 0.9.11 version.

As always, any issue just let me know.

Updated builds of HandBrake/MakeMKV with system libraries

I’ve udpated the HandBrake, MakeMKV and libdvdcss repository with my latest builds.

The Fedora builds still contain version 0.9.9 of HandBrake but I’ve extended the use of system libraries in place of the external ones with some notable differences:

  • Use of system libraries for everything except faac, fdk-aac, mp4v2 and libav, the latter on Fedora 19 only. Fedora 20 and 21 use the new ffmpeg 2.x.
  • The GTK 3 gui has been enabled in Fedora builds.
  • There is an updated build of libdvdnav that contains a patch that is now part of upstream’s libdvdnav.

Regarding CentOS/RHEL 6 builds, I’ve switched back to HandBrake version 0.9.8, which still contains a viable GTK interface for RHEL’s bundled GTK 2.20 libraries.

The build also uses system libraries for everything except faac, libbluray, libdca, mp4v2-trunk and ffmpeg. This means the previously contained libbluray package in the repository is no longer needed. Since I don’t want to bump the Epoch on HandBrake (I’m one of those that does yum upgrades between CentOS/RHEL releases) you need to sync your installed packages. Assuming you have the repository and version 0.9.9 already installed, perform this command:

yum distro-sync

And HandBrake-cli, libbluray and libdvdnav should sync with the versions currenlty pushed into the repositories.

I’ve updated the repository page with the new information, the builds are currently being uploaded.

Experimental builds of HandBrake with system libraries

In addition to the normal HandBrake, MakeMKV and libdvdcss repository, I’m preparing the next set of HandBrake packages, whether they be the SVN version or different builds of the released version 0.9.9.

Considering that from version 0.9.9 HandBrake supports using system libraries in place of the external ones, I’ve built the Fedora 20 packages for x86_64 with a few additions:

  • Fedora’s GCC default compiler options.
  • Use of system libraries for libbluray, lame, mpeg2dec, a52dec (with patch), libmkv (with patch) and x264.
  • Use GStreamer 1.x in place of GStreamer 0.x on Fedora.
  • Addition of the optional fdk-aac encoders.

Since I’m not sure about the stability of the program with its bundled libraries removed in favour of system ones and the forcing of Fedora’s GCC compiler options, I’m not pushing this updated packages in the repositories for a while; but instead I’m asking users to test it and provide some feedback.

$ rpm -q --requires HandBrake-gui | egrep -i "gst|x264|mkv|mpeg|mkv|a52|lame|blu"
liba52.so.0()(64bit)
libbluray.so.1()(64bit)
libgstaudio-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
libgstbase-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
libgstpbutils-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
libgstreamer-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
libgstvideo-1.0.so.0()(64bit)
libmkv.so.0()(64bit)
libmp3lame.so.0()(64bit)
libmpeg2.so.0()(64bit)
libx264.so.138()(64bit)

The package gets also 400kb smaller than the one with the bundled libraries. All the other libraries still bundled (faac, fdk-aac, libav, libdvdnav, libdvdread, mp4v2) cannot be removed due to patching and/or using different versions.

If you happen to have a Fedora 20 x86_64 system and would like to help, please install the HandBrake repository and then install the updated HandBrake packages:

yum install http://negativo17.org/repos/HandBrake/fedora-20/x86_64/HandBrake-gui-0.9.9-9.fc20.x86_64.rpm

If you also want the command line version:

yum install http://negativo17.org/repos/HandBrake/fedora-20/x86_64/HandBrake-cli-0.9.9-9.fc20.x86_64.rpm

And then let me know, by post comments or by mail.