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How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby mitakataka on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:12 pm

How can I install ffmpeg, not libav's avconv?
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby mitakataka on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:39 am

Any help? Help me please!..
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby bigj231 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:58 am

I compiled it from source and used checkinstall to install it. I'll see if I can dig up the tutorial I used.
EDIT: I found it. https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide
That's the guide I followed and it seems to work fine for me. I needed a few options that weren't enabled in the package manager's version. If that doesn't matter to you, just search Synaptic and install from there.
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby chiefjim on Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:35 am

What Mint version are you using? ffmpeg exists within Synaptic on my Mint 14 Mate system.
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby mitakataka on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:38 am

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE. What's the name of the package with ffmpeg? Because the package 'ffmpeg' I see in sinaptic is Libav package not ffmpeg one... :-( "Libav is a complete, cross-platform solution to decode, encode, record, convert and stream audio and video" ...and... "This package is only used for transitional purposes and can be safely removed when no other packages depend on this package" :-(

How can I install ffmpeg with some package manager :-( I don't want to mess around compiling things... I hope that there is some normal (easy) way to install well spread packages :-(
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby bigj231 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:27 pm

If you try to install ffmpeg-doc or ffmpeg-dbg, it will most likely pull ffmpeg as a dependency so you can then deselect the first package and install ffmpeg. I've done that with other packages. Abusing the automatic dependency select is quite useful sometimes.
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby chiefjim on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:30 am

Package name is simply ffmpeg

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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby mitakataka on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:48 am

I don't get it... On my system (Linux Mint 13) ffmpeg, ffmpeg-doc and ffmpeg-dbg 4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 are transitional packages to Libav things, not to real ffmpeg :( and after writing ffmpeg command in terminal first it writes:

*** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.

I want install ffmpeg package not Libav one. Cause I don't want ffmpeg command used by me to be removed 'in some future release... Is there any method doing this (without messing with compiling)... ;-(
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Re: How to Install ffmpeg?

Postby chiefjim on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:36 pm

I'm looking at your joined date and total messages. Makes me curious if you are using Mint 13 RC?

Two basic recommendations both closely related. If not an RC go into Synaptic and change repositories. Might help. Be sure to reload in order to have the most up-to-date packages.

The other is to download a new copy of either Mint 13 or 14. Reinstall and see if things improve. During the install process when you get to the partitioning select "something else", or words to that effect. Reformat the root partition but do not format home, only identify it.
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