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Old 03-07-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
SteveM777
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No ffmpeg or avconv in linux mint repos


Hello everybody

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca with the Cinnamon Desktop.

I have experiences with the ubuntu derivatives and ffmpeg and avconv are always avavilable the repos, this time both aren't available

Here are the commands I typed:

apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade

After the packages were upgraded. I ran these commands. Below are there outputs.

Quote:
apt-get install ffmpeg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package ffmpeg is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'ffmpeg' has no installation candidate

apt-get install avconv

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package avconv
This nevered happened to me before with linux mint in prior versions.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-07-2015, 09:42 PM   #2
SteveM777
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I solved it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
 
Old 06-15-2015, 05:25 PM   #3
SaintDanBert
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveM777 View Post
I solved it.
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
I had this same issue and tried this same corrective action. However,
I got the following results.
Code:
prompt$  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg

Cannot add PPA: 'No JSON object could be decoded'.
prompt$
I don't know enough about PPA-repositories to understand what this message is
trying to tell me.

I did a lot of searching online and found another implementation:
Code:
prompt$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

prompt$ sudo apt-get update

prompt$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real

prompt$ sudo ln -sf /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg
NOTE -- that the PPA is different, and that it wants a different application name, ffmpeg-real.

The resulting app reports as follows:
Code:
prompt$ ffmpeg -version

ffmpeg version 2.7 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)

configuration: --prefix=/opt/ffmpeg --libdir=/opt/ffmpeg/lib/ --enable-shared --enable-avresample --disable-stripping --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-nonfree --enable-runtime-cpudetect --build-suffix=.ffmpeg --enable-postproc --enable-x11grab --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libbs2b --enable-libcaca --enable-libcdio --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-libfdk_aac --enable-libflite --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libssh --enable-libtheora --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-openal --enable-opengl --enable-pthreads --enable-vaapi --enable-vdpau --enable-zlib --enable-debug=3
libavutil      54. 27.100 / 54. 27.100
libavcodec     56. 41.100 / 56. 41.100
libavformat    56. 36.100 / 56. 36.100
libavdevice    56.  4.100 / 56.  4.100
libavfilter     5. 16.101 /  5. 16.101
libavresample   2.  1.  0 /  2.  1.  0
libswscale      3.  1.101 /  3.  1.101
libswresample   1.  2.100 /  1.  2.100
libpostproc    53.  3.100 / 53.  3.100
prompt$
I hope this helps someone else. I wish someone would explain what's going on to me.

Cheers,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #4
SaintDanBert
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I upgraded to Linux Mint 17.2 and the samrog131 repository now reports with errors from both 'synaptic' and 'mint-update'.
Code:
prompt$ sudo apt-get update

...
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/samrog131/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/samrog131/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/samrog131/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
...
prompt$
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 07-26-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
MyDroneX
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I don't know what the folks at Mint are doing. Ffmpeg and avconv used to be in the Mint repos. Just can't understand why they took both of them out. Others distros still have them in their repos. I understand that ffmpeg was considered depreciated in the Mint community, but avconv is the successor of ffmpeg. They should have kept avconv in the mint repos.
 
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:52 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MyDroneX View Post
...
I understand that ffmpeg was considered depreciated in the Mint community, but avconv is the successor of ffmpeg. They should have kept avconv in the mint repos.
According to synaptic, I see where ffmpeg-opti v2.7.1-trusty-ppa1 is the installed edition on my workstation. There are loads of supporting packages and utilities installed as well.

I'm confused about the whole 'avconv' vs. 'ffmpeg' situation. Did the 'avconv' folks clone the 'ffmpeg' name but re-write/enhance? Like you mentioned, we don't have any idea about what the Mint folks were thinking.

When I use synaptic and search for 'avconv', all I see are entries for:
  • libav-tools
  • python-audioread
  • python3-audioread
  • vokoscreen
  • wdq2wav
  • winff
  • winff-dbg
  • winff-doc

Regards,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
  


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