How to install ffmpeg

Prashant Kumar's picture

I have a server running turnkey linux (Ubuntu 8.x.x). I want to install ffmpeg: http://www.ffmpeg.org/ on my server, please guide me step by step installation of it.

Please help.

Thanks!

Jeremy Davis's picture

eg:

apt-get update && apt-get install ffmpeg

If that version is too old for you then I suggest upgrading to the latest v11.0 TKL release (v0.5.1 is in the Lucid repos) or if you want an even newer version then v0.6 is available as a PPA. If you still want a newer version still or you want it compiled with support for additional codecs then have a try of the script mentioned here.

Prashant Kumar's picture

Hi Jed, thansk for reply.

I tried running your command but it sgives me following error, coudl you please check and advise. I am new to TKL, please help!

Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy-security Release.gpg
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy Release.gpg
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy-security Release
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy Release
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy/main Packages
Hit http://archive.turnkeylinux.org hardy/universe Packages
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ffmpeg is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.
5 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up libraw1394-8 (1.3.0-2) ...
Creating device node /dev/raw1394... no MAKEDEV found (abort)
dpkg: error processing libraw1394-8 (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libdc1394-13:
libdc1394-13 depends on libraw1394-8; however:
Package libraw1394-8 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing libdc1394-13 (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libavformat1d:
libavformat1d depends on libdc1394-13; however:
Package libdc1394-13 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing libavformat1d (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ffmpeg:
ffmpeg depends on libavformat1d (>= 0.cvs20070307); however:
Package libavformat1d is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing ffmpeg (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of php5-ffmpeg:
php5-ffmpeg depends on libavformat1d (>= 0.cvs20070307); however:
Package libavformat1d is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing php5-ffmpeg (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
libraw1394-8
libdc1394-13
libavformat1d
ffmpeg
php5-ffmpeg
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Thanks

Jeremy Davis's picture

Try on the new v11.0 release. I don't think it's worth mucking around with the old one at this point.

If you have data in your old appliance use TKLBAM to migrate it to a new install. I would assume that it will all work fine but to be on the safe side I try migrating to a VM first to make sure it's all good

If you don't have data to worry about then what are you waiting for?! :)

[update] I have just added some info that you may be interested in, over on the other thread.

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