Introduction to Opus

Opus is a lossy audio compression format developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that is particularly suitable for interactive speech and audio transmission over the Internet. This package provides the Opus development library and headers.



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Package Information


Doxygen-1.9.6 and texlive-20220321 (or install-tl-unx)

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Opus

Installation of Opus

Install Opus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --disable-static \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/opus-1.3.1 &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libopus.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/opus and /usr/share/doc/opus-1.3.1

Short Descriptions


provides the functions used to read and write Opus format