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

Kachhawal, Vijay P vijay_kachhawal at optum.com
Thu Feb 4 05:08:51 CET 2016

Hello Roman/Mr. Reindl Harald,

Thank you for all the help you both provided.

I am little upset with your below email. I am not sure, if this is the way this forum people respond to the queries from beginners. No one in the world born as an expert in any area and everyone learn the things as they come into his way. Just imagine the same thing about yourself where you are asked to work on a task from completely different field which you are not aware of and queries you get look silly/foolish to the person expertise in that area. I am also member of multiple forums of my skillset but I never put any such note at my workplace as you did ☺. I always respond politely for any kind of simple/silly/foolish questions someone ask or keep quite if do not know the answers or do not want to respond . So I don’t think putting such a note at workplace is a correct way as per my opinion.

Thanks Again,


-----Original Message-----
From: ffmpeg-user [mailto:ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org] On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:36 AM
To: FFmpeg user questions
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Need help with ffmpeg library installation on RHEL5


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

Thank you.

2016-02-02 15:44 GMT+02:00 Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net<mailto: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. ;-)


> Moritz

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