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patrick295767 07-14-2012 10:25 PM

Ffmpeg package on Debian stable repositories and debian-multimedia : might be broken
 
Hi,

I am trying to do some multimedia things with Debian Stable Squeeze.

The choice of Debian Stable (Squeeze) is for its stability. It is indeed true, most packages are very stable compared to wheezy. Plus the Squeeze is much faster than wheezy.


If I install ffmpeg with this following sources.list, I have a problem that I cannot stream my webcam within my intranet by using ffserver. It seems that ffserver is not fully functioning. Actually whatever I may time then I get it stating that it does not work.

my sources.list:
Code:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

# yes/no for ffmpeg:
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main



I upgraded the ffmpeg package with http://www.debian-multimedia.org
It is great because ffserver works now. However the ffplay program does not work any more very well. Most options are not working any longer. So it cannot play the stream of my other pc running ffserver (webcam streaming with and without audio).

my sources.list:
Code:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main

I am not allowed to install the backports of Squeeze.


Using Debian Stable, let you facing having non stable packages sometimes, and I wished that it would have been better tested before the Debian dev releases packages from SID to Testing, and then to Stable :) :(

Mencoder might be an alternative

craigevil 07-15-2012 03:37 PM

the deb-multimedia repo is not an official Debian repo and has nothing to do with the stability of Debian.

Quote:

I am not allowed to install the backports of Squeeze.
What the heck does that mean?

You cannot use backports because you do not have it in your sources.list.

I would suggest a sources.list similar to:
Code:

# Stable
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
# Stable Sources
#deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

# Security Updates  http://www.debian.org/security/
#deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

# Squeeze-updates
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

# Debian Stable Backports
# For information visit - http://backports.debian.org/
# deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free

# Debian Stable Multimedia
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
# deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze-backports main



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