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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    ffmpeg 2.0 installation in Ubuntu


    I compiled ffmpeg 2.0 as per the guide in Ubuntu 13.04

    Now the binaries are installed in ~/bin and other related files are in ~/ffmpeg_build/{include, lib, share}

    How can I move these into the default installation locations such as /usr/local without conflicting (if any) with the avconv installed from Ubuntu repository?

    Thanking You,

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006

    Re: ffmpeg 2.0 installation in Ubuntu

    If you just want the binary you can simply use checkinstall:
    sudo checkinstall --pkgname=ffmpeg2 --pkgversion="2.0" --default --backup=no install -Dm755 ~/bin/ffmpeg /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
    hash -r
    This will add a ffmpeg2 package to your package management system. It may still cause issues for packages that directly use the ffmpeg binary supplied by the so-called "ffmpeg" package.

    Another method is to move the files wherever you want and add the directory to your path: How to add a directory to my path?

    Note that the guide you linked to will install the most recent ffmpeg code, and not necessarily a particular release. This is just fine for normal users since the releases are generally used by distros.
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; July 20th, 2013 at 08:25 PM.

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