How to install libfaac-dev in Raspberry Pi 3

Installing the required plugin for your FFMPEG is a little bit tricky, this AAC audio encoder plugin is not ready installed in Raspbian OS and no official repositories for it, only a third party. Installing from it’s source code also take time compiling and there are lots of dependencies that you have to install in order to make the libfaac-dev. So, installing it from scratch is a headache specially you’re a newbie like me.

In order to install the libfaac-dev to your Raspberry Pi 3, you can follow our step by step guide below.

Edit your apt-get source list

First, you have to edit the apt-get source list and add the new one in your raspberry pi.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Now, add the repository on the bottom of the sources.list, your script should look like below. The new line is highlighted.

deb jessie main contrib non-free rpi
# Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source'
#deb-src jessie main contrib non-free rpi
deb jessie main

Update your apt-get and allow insecure repositories

Since this is a third party repositories, we have to add AllowInsecureRepositories when updating our apt-get. Then we have to digitally signs the release files so that we’ll no longer add the AllowInsecureRepositories everytime we install new package.

sudo apt-get update -oAcquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true
sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring -oAcquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true

Finally! Install libfaac-dev

With everything is now setup, you can finally install libfaac-dev.

sudo apt-get install libfaac-dev


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