ICTP Workshop 2007/openEyAwiki/Ffmpeg

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Please note that the present pages on the ICTP workshop were obtained from a mediawiki used during the workshop. There may be a number of links that go to missing pages, and other inconsistencies. Much of it is also very informal, and should be seen as workshop notes!

openEyA derives from early discussions during the 2007 ICTP-SDU Workshop on Rich Media Webcasting Technologies (i.e. the workshop described on the present pages). After the workshop Kees Huyser set up a wiki here http://www.huyser.net/openEyAwiki/index.php, and to include the pages in the workshop proceedings, we mirror them here. In December 2008, about a year after the work, OpenEya was officially released by ICTP-SDU, see http://www.openeya.org.

Main Page, OpenEya Code, Ffmpeg, AppleScript, Community Portal

ffmpeg problems[edit]

The ffmpeg package in Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" is broken.

Fortunately, I've found a solution in installing a newer package, but not from the official distribution. This one comes from the Medibuntu distro.

Here are the steps to install:

  • Add the medibuntu repository to apt-get:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

  • Add the GPG key:

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

  • Install some none-free codec:

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

  • Check if you need updates:

sudo apt-get update

  • Now re-install ffmpeg:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

You should now have a working ffmpeg.

If this still doesn't work, Jan Groenewald pointed me at the ffmpeg pages at the Ubuntu Wiki where they show how to build from source. Since you can then build from the latest sources, this might solve some problems.