I recently installed LAME encoder on my server to convert wav to mp3 and that worked with
./configure; make; make install.
I then tried to install OGG encoder and that requires './configure, make, sudo make install' - which I cannot do, since I don't have a VPS (and I'd rather not pay $15 a month for a VPN just to install a codec).
I'm new to all this, and I understand sudo gives you permissions - but I have been trying to find out why exactly some
make installs require sudo access and others don't. I haven't yet found the answer.