System requirements

Building libdrc requires a few system tools and libraries to be installed:

  • A C++11 compiler.
  • A recent version of ffmpeg and its libraries (libavutil, libswscale).
  • If you want to build the libdrc demos, SDL and GLEW are also required.

To install a recent version of ffmpeg on Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libswscale-ffmpeg-dev libavutil-ffmpeg-dev

Patched dependencies

Because the Wii U GamePad is not using completely standard H.264, a patched version of x264 is required to be able to build libdrc. This patched version can be found on memahaxx/drc-x264.

git clone
cd drc-x264
./configure --prefix=$PATCHED_X264_PREFIX --enable-static
make install

Building libdrc

The most recent version of libdrc can be found on the main development repository: memahaxx/libdrc.

git clone
cd libdrc

You should then be able to run the libdrc demos from the demos directories.