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June 29th, 2012, 06:06 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 I first noticed I had a problem when I got an error in sound converter. When I went to play a video on movie player I had to install the necessary plugins. I then got this problem

gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-52 (>= 4:0.6-1~) but 6: is to be installed
Depends: libavformat-extra-52 (>= 4:0.6-1~) but 6: is to be installed
Depends: libavutil-extra-50 (>= 4:0.6-1~) but 6: is to be installed
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7) but 2.13-0ubuntu13.1 is to be installed
Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.24.0) but 2.28.6-0ubuntu1 is to be installed
Depends: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 (>= 0.10.22) but 0.10.32-1ubuntu5 is to be installed
Depends: libgstreamer0.10-0 (>= 0.10.26) but 0.10.32-3ubuntu3.1 is to be installed
Depends: liborc-0.4-0 (>= 1:0.4.10) but 1:0.4.11-2 is to be installed
Depends: libpostproc-extra-51 (>= 4:0.6-1~) but 6: is to be installed
Depends: libswscale-extra-0 (>= 4:0.6-1~) but 6: is to be installed

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling good, bad and ugly with no luck. Made sure repository was updated and found no broken packages in package manager. Any suggestions?

June 29th, 2012, 11:58 PM
I would guess you are using Jon Serverisson's FFmpeg ppa..
This seems to be incompatible with gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg..
Could be packaging problem or could be real incompatibility from the ffmpeg-libav/avconv fork.

I noticed this the other day when trying to play an old wma audio file.

June 30th, 2012, 03:11 AM
It looks like he tried to avoid breakage with the oldabi* packages but that's apparently not working with gstreamer-ffmpeg

You could drop him a note, maybe he'll build a replacement package

Overall though still don't really get the need for newer shared FFmpeg libs installed in /usr/

Here on 12.04 I do use the current FFmpeg built static & also have 2 apps that benefit from the latest FFmpeg. (but they need a rebuild to take advantage

In one case - vlc, I statically link, in the other, audacious/audacious plugins, it is better on 64 bit to use shared. So for audacious I just simply build FFmpeg as shared to /opt & link at runtime

June 30th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Thanks for your input. I've gone through my applications and it looks like it's not a major issue at this point. Been using vlc. Just wondering what issues I might have when I upgrade.