I speculated the problem started after I added the following two source to my /etc/apt/sources.list file on Debian Wheezy. I did this procure a newer version of FFMPEG.
wheezy main non-free
It was then all my code written using the OpenVC started to break. I had a hunch it was my recent upgrade but not sure until I read the following.
“Make sure proper versions of ffmpeg or gstreamer is installed. Sometimes, it is a headache to work with Video Capture mostly due to wrong installation of ffmpeg/gstreamer.” ~ http://opencv-python-tutroals.readth...o_display.html
[ SOLUTION ]
This search will tell you what installed packages come from Debian Multimedia:
*aptitude search '~i ?origin(Unofficial Multimedia Packages)'
And this command removes them:
*aptitude purge '~i ?origin(Unofficial Multimedia Packages)'
Remove the deb-multimedia.org repository from the source.list file. Install FFMPEG and OpenVC and any additional packages that you need, since much was purged from your system during the downgrade.
sudo aptitude install python-opencv ffmpeg