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"

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.

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