[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 19:37:13 EET 2020

On 10.03.20 18:11, Ulf Zibis wrote:
> Am 10.03.20 um 17:10 schrieb bbb:
>> Hi,
>> 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?
> On Ubuntu 18.04 I use the static builds from here:
> https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/
> And install them as described here:
> https://www.johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/faq/
> But I practice a small deviation. Instead of copying the binaries to
> /usr/local/bin/ I set two symlinks from there to the binaries, located
> in my home dir.
> -Ulf
Thank you Ulf,

this looks promising since the he always uses the same link for the most 
recent build. I should be able to create a cron job, that keeps ffmpeg 
up to date with that.

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

Best regards

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