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.
Stepping back one step, there are 2 major options. Debian has given the avconv fork of the original ffmpeg "priority". A default debian setup will give you avconv. And the avconv command lines and the ffmpeg command lines should both work.Silly thing is that man avconv (in testing - probably stable also) yields nothing. man ffmpeg with the default avconv installat
Converted recently from 10.04LTS (ubuntu) to 12.04LTS(xubuntu).
I run a cron job to invoke icecream to record a 64 kb/s shoutcast radio show once a week and, when I have time, clip off the front and back minutes which are mostly ads. Under 10.04, I used ffmpeg, which is gone under 12.04 and replaced by avconv.