Commit 26ae17e8 authored by Antoine Lejeune's avatar Antoine Lejeune Committed by Rémi Denis-Courmont

Add an INSTALL.maemo file

Signed-off-by: default avatarRémi Denis-Courmont <>
parent af20b62a
INSTALL file for the Maemo version of the VLC media player
Building VLC from the source code
If you want to build the maemo version of VLC from the source, you have to install the
Maemo Software Development Kit as indicated in the Maemo Diablo Reference Manual for
Maemo 4.1 that you can find on this page :
You have to use the ARMEL target (arm) of the Maemo SDK. The X86 target isn't tested.
Installing the correct tools in the scratchbox
When you have a working scratchbox with the Maemo SDK installed, before compiling VLC, you
must install additional tools and libraries.
To compile, VLC needs the lastest version of automake avaible in the SDK : automake-1.9. To
use it, you must set the environment variable SBOX_DEFAULT_AUTOMAKE to 1.9 :
You can put it in the .bashrc file inside the scratchbox.
You also need autoconf-2.61 which is *not* avaible in the Maemo SDK. You have to build it and
install it yourself.
Additional libraries
You have to install libgcrypt under the scratchbox to build VLC.
You can also install fribidi, libvorbixidev, libmad and other VLC dependancies that you can find
in the extra repositories of Maemo :
deb diablo free
deb-src diablo free
Installing correct headers
For VLC to compile under the Maemo SDK, you must copy the linux/videodev2.h from your Linux
distribution into the scratchbox.
To build the omap frame buffer video output module, you also need an up-to-date
asm/arch-omap/omapfb.h (you can find it on google by searching omapfb.h).
FFmpeg (not necessary)
You can also build ffmpeg. For this, you can use Debian source package.
You have to get the ffmpeg-free_0.svn20080206.orig.tar.gz and the Debian diff file
ffmpeg-free_0.svn20080206-8.diff.gz for example. Decompress them and apply the patch.
You have to modify the debian/rules and debian/control files to remove the dependancies
which aren't available in the maemo or maemo extra repositories.
You might have to change the line 3550 of ffmpeg/libavcodec/dsputil.c from
DECLARE_ALIGNED_8 (uint64_t, aligned_bak[stride]);
uint64_t *aligned_bak[stride];
to build ffmpeg into the scratchbox.
You can do :
./bootstrap && ./configure --disable-qt4 --disable-skins2 --disable-glx --disable-a52 \
--enable-tremor --enable-maemo --enable-omapfb --enable-flac \
for example.
Building VLC
Just do :
VLC doesn't run inside the scratchbox, you must test it directly on a N800/N810 devices.
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