Re: ffmpeg library mess
Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 11/08/08 15:32, JoeHill wrote:
> > I am new to Debian, and when I set up my machine there were some things I
> > did the same way I used to do them, not the 'Debian Way'.
> > Now I may be paying for it, because my ffmpeg is kinda fuxored.
> > I need to use ffmpeg from svn with support for x264, and previously I have
> > installed to /usr instead of /usr/local, so I did the same now on Debian.
> > The response from the ffmpeg mailing list was that indeed it looked like it
> > was a conflict with packaged libraries that are also intalled by the ffmpeg
> > from svn.
> > Before I make an even more unholy mess of this, I wonder if someone can give
> > some guidance in what steps I can take to correct this.
> Uninstall the non-Debian files and add this to your sources.list:
> deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org unstable main
> If you are running Lenny/testing, then, of course, adjust accordingly...
> # apt-get update && # apt-get install ffmpeg=20080706-0.3
Wait, what?? Okay, I did not know that the packaged version was that recent,
_and_ it supports h264?? I've been tearing my damn hair out for 3 days for
In my defense, in the past I've never seen a packaged ffmpeg that was less than
six months out of date, usually more like a year or more.
If this works (testing now), I'll be in Debian Heaven. Sweet.
Thanks for the advice :-)
> Ron Johnson, Jr.
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