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Debian multimedia - better ffmpeg on Lenny

I needed a better supported ffmpeg for our video sharing needs at Duuit! just trying to keep things reproducible by documenting.

The first package to install is debian-multimedia-keyring.

First download the debian-multimedia-keyring package.

wget http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/d/debian-multimedia-keyring/debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb

Now add to the sources.list

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main non-free

deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org lenny main non-free

deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main 

deb-src ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org sid main

sudo apt-get update

your ready to go.


sudo apt-get build-dep ffmpeg

sudo apt-get -b source ffmpeg

There will be more than one .deb file here, just install each like so:

sudo dpkg -i filenames.deb

It's not working at the moment so instead do this:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Done. :)


    Benjamin H. Graham - bman

    Benjamin H. Graham - bman

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