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

bbb ffmpeg-user at bugblatterbeast.de
Tue Mar 10 19:37:11 EET 2020

On 10.03.20 17:51, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 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
Hello Harald,

sorry, i accidentally didn't reply to the list.

thank you very much for your response.

The problem is that I am lazy. I was looking for a way to keep ffmpeg up 
to date automatically, like a repository would.

Best regards

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