You think that's air you're breathing now?
Wow, that's an old quote of mine with questionable information (I prefer to keep compiled stuff in /usr/local and don't really recommend /usr).
I haven't tested the guide in 12.04 yet. I should do that soon, but I assume it should work just fine.
A footnote of no concern - they finally spent 10 sec's adjusting the checkinstallrc so fstrans=no is now the default, probably best to just leave in the command for other users..
Just followed the 11.10 guide (32 bit) for 12.04 Xubuntu. Works a treat. Many thanks
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How to Compile FFmpeg and x264 on Ubuntu
"Updated" is an overstatement since the same instructions work for 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, and 10.10. All I did was download 12.04 and made sure everything worked (although mc4man already confirmed that).
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Good catch. Fixed. I decided to dump the "optional" junk as it was probably confusing some users.
Ok, I need a solid way to get the latest FFMpeg and x264 - because last time I followed the guide the way it was setup for Oneiric and then screwed up my whole gconf and had to reinstall everything.
I'm on 12.04LTS
Using: ffmpeg version 0.8.1-4:0.8.1-0ubuntu1
as far as x264 goes, I just grabbed what was off of the Medibuntu repo.
So please, for the safety of my system, and not having the grueling issues of using AptonCD to restore my .deb files without their dependencies in case of emergency, let's make a proper guide tailored towards 12.04.. otherwise I'm not going to take my chances again.
How To Compile FFmpeg and x264 on Ubuntu for a guide suitable for 12.04. If there is anything wrong with it then let me know and I (or possibly someone else because it is a wiki) will try to fix it.