[FFmpeg-user] Need help with ffmpeg library installation on RHEL5

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Feb 4 01:28:34 CET 2016

Am 03.02.2016 um 20:06 schrieb Roman:
> Hi,
> now this made my evening today.
> I did print Mr. Reindl Harald's text and pin it in-front of my head at
> workplace just to remind me in humorist way how *not* to speak to Linux
> beginners :D

if you feel better now...

the rpmfusion homepage has clear instructions and the first time i 
installed Fedora many years ago the instrcutions where identcial and it 
took 5 minutes to get the repo and ffmpeg installed from there with yum

> 2016-02-02 15:44 GMT+02:00 Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net>:
>> [Please don't top-post.]
>> On Tue, Feb 02, 2016 at 13:24:23 +0000, Kachhawal, Vijay P wrote:
>>> I tried installing locally after downloaded rpm package from the site
>>> which returned me with the error list I shared in the email. Then I
>>> tried installing the dependent library one by one but I reached to a
>>> stage where libraries were interdependent which I could not resolve.
>>> Just to add, I am not a regular user of Linux machines so do not have
>>> much idea how the things works. Even I tried "yum install ffmpeg"
>>> option but that also resulted in errors.
>> Packages from repositories can always have dozens of dependencies, and
>> further subdependecies. Rather than asking us, you need to ask the
>> packager, or even better, ask the repository. There are tools for doing
>> that, i.e. resolving dependencies: "Package managers".
>> I assume that https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html directed you to
>> http://rpmfusion.org/ . Right?
>> On that page, follow the link:
>> "Enable RPM Fusion on your system"
>> http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
>>  From there, see
>> "Command Line Setup using rpm"
>> -> "RHEL 5 or compatible like CentOS"
>> When you are done activating the repo, you get ffmpeg by doing:
>> $ yum install ffmpeg
>> (I think RHEL5 is yum based.)
>> That will download and install *all* dependencies. There will be more
>> than just ffmpeg-libs, as rpmfusion's ffmpeg links against a lot of
>> libraries, which are all packaged separately (and rightly so).
>> If you "just want to test", I think there are static builds available
>> here (non-RPM):
>> http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/
>> There you also get "recent" builds from git master.
>>> Please help me with some simple steps to install this library.
>> It's simple, and the instructions are all on that site you got liked
>> to. ;-)

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