[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
Wed Mar 11 00:25:19 EET 2020

Am 10.03.20 um 18:37 schrieb bbb:
> 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.
> 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.
and what is the difference to wget the current snapshot and fire up you
one time written "rpmbuild -bb ffmpeg-lastest" or however you implement
the build?


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