[FFmpeg-user] debian and h264

Gabri Nurtinaz Shally gabri.ns at gmail.com
Thu May 24 10:43:01 CEST 2012

On May 24, 2012 3:29 PM, "Joana Moll" <joanamoll at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question regarding the use of h264 in a Debian server.
> My server provider told me that libx264 is not stable in Debian, so
> they've installed h264. As far as I'm concerned, libx264 and h264 are the
> same, am I wrong?
> The following command that it worked perfectly in a Freebsd server, it's
> not working on a Debian one.  They say that I should use another codec
> is not h264 although it's installed (?), so I feel they are confused.
> So what's the correct way to declare  -vcodec libx264 in Debian then?

so, ffmpeg already installed, doesn't it?
try ffmpeg -codecs
it will list all available codec.
search for 264 with Encoding support and it will print out what paramater
should be supplied as codec

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