Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#35453 closed enhancement (wontfix)

sox @14.4.0 requesting +ffmpeg variant

Reported by: dtakeda@… Owned by: janstary (Jan Starý)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Port: sox


Requesting a +ffmpeg variant which builds sox with the ffmpeg library. lists the filetypes that would be supported if compiled with ffmpeg.

Currently getting sox to work with ffmpeg requires compiling from source.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by dtakeda@…

Cc: dtakeda@… added

Cc Me!

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: dtakeda@… removed
Keywords: sox ffmpeg removed
Milestone: MacPorts Future
Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to hans@…

The Milestone field is not used for port tickets. There is no need to Cc yourself, but you should Cc the maintainer of the port so that he is informed about and can begin addressing your ticket.

comment:3 in reply to:  description Changed 7 years ago by janstary (Jan Starý)

Replying to dtakeda@…:

The ffmpeg "support" in sox is very broken, so it is disabled in the port on purpose. In the new 14.4.1 release (which I will upload later today), ffmpeg has finally been deprecated. So no, sorry; there will not be a ffmpeg variant.

Out of curiosity though, what exactly are you doing with ffmpeg in sox, and how is that working for you?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by dtakeda@…

compiling with ffmpeg makes sox support more file types (m4a for one). I was using sox to downsample some music to save some space. Currently using ffmpeg straight up to do that.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by janstary (Jan Starý)

Yes, I was also trying to use that, but none of the extra filetypes worked for me, except reading m4a (writing anything crashed sox immediately). Can you please be specific (the sox -V command line)?

You are deffinitely better off doing that in ffmpeg itself. Even the SoX developers recommend that :-)

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by dtakeda@…

I think it was something like

sox -i input.m4a -C 192 output.mp3

I should clarify I was lowering the bitrate and converting it into an mp3.

Last edited 7 years ago by dtakeda@… (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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