Help with FFMPEG, please

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  1. Guldstrand

    Guldstrand New Member

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    Can someone please, please explain how i can remove ALL instances of FFMPEG, and then install the very latest, (with support for most formats)?
    A big thanks in advance!


    (I'm running Debian 7.)
  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    What version is currently installed? You can upgrade to the newest at: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/
    If you want to build from source:
    Code:
    git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg
    There is a list of other ffmpeg varieties at:
    http://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html
    Other version include Multithreading support and CrystallHD.


    I don't think you want to try an remove the current version..ffmpeg is a dependency of many programs. If you try to remove it, chances are you will have to remove other programs that depend on it. It is possible though, you will have to make all the programs yourself and not use apt-get. I recommend using the deb-multimedia source. IE
    Code:
    apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
    and add deb-multimedia.org to your source list.
  3. Guldstrand

    Guldstrand New Member

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    It's just that, i don't know exactly how to build from source. :(
    And when i run
    Code:
    git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg
    ..i get something like:
  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Okay, why exactly do you need to upgrade ffmpeg?
  5. Guldstrand

    Guldstrand New Member

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    Mostly because the version I have is somewhat old, and that there are some formats that are not supported.
  6. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Okay, first lets find out what version you have:
    Code:
     ffmpeg -version 
    And if you want to check for the format you are looking for
    Code:
     ffmpeg -formats 
    If it is on the list, it is supported.

    As for the git error. Have you downloaded ffmpeg before? That would be the only reason you get that..
  7. Guldstrand

    Guldstrand New Member

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    Ok, i'm going to test that tomorrow, need to sleep soon.
    Yes, i may have downloaded "ffmpeg" before, how can i remove that one?
  8. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    from a terminal:
    cd to the folder location. For example
    cd ~/Downloads if ffmpeg was in your Downloads folder
    Code:
     rm -rf ffmpeg 

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