[FFmpeg-user] What is the best way to keep ffmpeg up to date on ubuntu 18.04 (current LTS)?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Mar 10 18:51:59 EET 2020

Am 10.03.20 um 17:10 schrieb bbb:
> I was using ffmpeg from official ubuntu-xenial repositories and was
> unable to convert a bunch of files with subtitles ("invalid, non
> monotonically increasing dts").
> Then I realised, that my ffmpeg was so very old, it did not include
> those two fixes:
> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4450
> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/6248
> When I checked out from git and build it myself everything worked fine.
> So I wonder: What is the best practice to keep ffmpeg up to date on an
> ubuntu 18.04 system? Is there another repo?

i build ffmpeg from source for 12 years now on Fedora

/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg has a static linked up-to-date libx264 and so
ffmpeg-libs in whatever version rpmfusion ships and lins other packages
with are untouched

just learn to build packages and you are done

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