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    audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    On my Xubuntu-Noble installation I added the audacity-linux-3.5.1-x64 appimage.
    It runs very well but it does not find the ffmpeg libraries and even if I tell it where they are in the Preferences -> Libraries dialog it still does not show them meaning I can't export files to mp3.

    I have ffmpeg 7.6.1.1-3ubuntu5 installed and have pointed Audacity to it but it never shows.

    Anyone got an idea why? I have searched and found nothing so far.

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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    not sure if this is of help but ..

    via synaptic you can install the ffmpeg-extra package/libs
    this may have the required files you need ..
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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    Quote Originally Posted by gezzer2 View Post
    not sure if this is of help but ..

    via synaptic you can install the ffmpeg-extra package/libs
    this may have the required files you need ..
    I would love to try but there is no such package available, though having made a search for the package it looks as if it used to be related to chromium browser when it was still a .deb version.

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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    Interestingly, I have just found that export to mp3 is still possible even without the ffmpeg library being found as the lame libraries do the job and lame is something I always install.
    I have to admit that I was not aware that would be the situation so I have certainly learned something today.
    As a test I have also just enabled the ppa for audacity from https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandboo...buntu/audacity which gives the same audacity version as the appimage and that successfully finds the ffmpeg libraries so this is at least a workaround.

    However, it still does not explain why the appimage can not use the ffmpeg libraries and I would love to know why. Using the same appimage in 22.04 did not have this problem so I can only assume it is something related to the library versions in 24.04 compared to the versions in 22.04.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; 3 Weeks Ago at 09:24 PM. Reason: Extra info about ppa.

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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    sorry about that the package is available in my synaptic that maybe due to me using LMDE.
    i apologise ..
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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    Quote Originally Posted by gezzer2 View Post
    sorry about that the package is available in my synaptic that maybe due to me using LMDE.
    i apologise ..
    Yes, pretty sure that's why but I don't run LMDE so can't check it out.

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    Re: audacity appimage ffmpeg library not found

    not sure if this will help is the ffmpeg direct download page for Ubuntu and Debian ..

    https://ffmpeg.org/download.html
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