Building Android App without IDE from the command line

Recently I got the source code of one particular Android App from github and I wanted to build that on my Debian Unstable latest.  I was just trying to see how I could build without installing the IDE.  This is what I did. apt-get install default-jdk From Android site I downloaded both commandlinetools and gradle.Continue reading “Building Android App without IDE from the command line”

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gstreamer pipeline to stream raw audio over network

Normally all audio pipelines use an audio codec and RTP encapsulation. I searched a lot for a raw audio pipeline, but I could not find much information. Then, I tried different options and came up with the following. gst-launch-1.0 -v filesrc location=/tmp/musicfile.mp3 ! mpegaudioparse ! mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! audio/x-raw, rate=16000, channels=1, format=S16LEContinue reading “gstreamer pipeline to stream raw audio over network”

Compiling ffmpeg and vlc from source

Both ffmpeg and vlc are two of the important applications in free software media processing. I wanted to compile both to incorporate latest codecs, x264 and libvpx for video along with aac and libopus for audio. This is what I have done on Debian unstable. For my purpose, I was compiling these codecs from source.Continue reading “Compiling ffmpeg and vlc from source”