Installing SoX 14.4.2 on Ubuntu
I was experimenting with the Deep Speech model implemented by Mozilla, but the system (Ubuntu 16.04) tells me “Stderr: sox FAIL formats: no handler for detected file type `flac'”, which seems that the Sox do not support ‘flac’ format in the system library.
The default SoX version that we can install through apt-get on Ubuntu 16.04 is 220.127.116.11, which does not support FLAC audio format on my computer.
- Firstly, we have to install FLAC on Ubuntu:
sudo apt install flac
- Then we have to install SoX from source:
Download the repository from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sox/files/sox/ Then open the folder: tar -xvzf sox-14.4.2.tar.gz cd sox-14.4.2 Then configure: ./configure Finally, make and install: sudo make -s && sudo make install
- Then we can install pySoX and run the Deep Speech model! 🙂