^ Does this work with ffmpeg/libav in the Debian repo, or does it require ffmpeg itself? (Apparently there's still some bikeshedding there...)EDIT: By the way, welcome to the community!
on 03/07/2013 – Made popular on 03/07/2013
Yes, it provides /usr/bin/ffmpeg but as I understand, in a slightly different version than the original ffmpeg package.At least the AUR packager warns that it needs ffmpeg-dependent packages to be rebuild:This will replace ffmpeg if installed but can not be used as a replacement without first rebuilding any packages depending on ffmpeg libraries.
I'd be very grateful to get a bit of support on the following situation:
Using Ubuntu 12.04, and I used the PPA of Jon Severinson for ffmpeg. I had a problem playing movies with mplayer, so I decided to remove the PPA and try to use libav only after I read this article about libav vs ffmpeg.
I first removed the PPA from the list, then apt-get update, etc.
Again, this is only relevant for you if you compiled ffmpeg yourself. ffmpeg has moved to http://www.libav.org/ — together with the git repository. The new remote can be set with:
git remote set-url origin 'git://git.libav.org/libav'
The FFmpeg package, a complete solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video, is now at version 2.0.2. FFmpeg has been released featuring a huge number of changes and fixes, but it's mostly only a maintenance version. “It is the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 2.0 release branch, which was cut from master on 2013-07-10.
I've written an article about some tricks you can do with ffmpeg, in today's article, I will show you another trick - compressing avi and mp4 video files with a simple command with a only a small loss in video quality.
If you dont have ffmpeg already installed, you can run this command to install it in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros:
sudo apt-get install libav-tools
I want to use ffmpeg and libmp3lame on a stable Debian box. Alas, Debian does not support the libmp3lame package. So, I downloaded the sources for ffmpeg and the lame encoder, configured and installed them manually (on a testing machine).
But I do not want to install ffmpeg and libmp3lame on the machine for all users (also because the built is not stable).