No ffmpeg available

On raspbmc I’d just do

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg,

now in OSMC I get

E: Package 'ffmpeg' has no installation candidate

I would really like to see a command line ffmpeg available, as I often use it to transcode things. Is there any chance this could be made available as described above?

Thanks

No idea on Debian and the ffmpeg/libav love affair as I no longer follow it, but recall Debian needing additional repos to pull it in.

S

In the words of Derek Acorah, thank you Sam. I’ll check this out and report back.

You can compile your own,
There is a how to here:
http://owenashurst.com/?p=242

Debian favours avconv over ffmpeg. Install with:

sudo apt-get install libav-tools

avconv is very similar to ffmpeg.

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I just ran into this issue as well when trying to save from SVTplay. :frowning:
See this thread.
When you say one can use avconv as a replacement for ffmpeg, could you give an example of a command line that would download a stream from SVTplay to a local mp4 file?

I would be grateful to find a solution that actually works on OSMC…

Hello, I am trying to compile one of the components for FFMPEG (libaacplus) and it tells me that I do not have libtool, though I clearly have libtool installed. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

osmc@osmc:~/src/libaacplus-2.0.2$ ./autogen.sh --with-parameter-expansion-string-replace-capable-shell=/bin/bash --host=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi --enable-static

You must have libtool installed to compile libaacplus.
Download the appropriate package for your system,
or get the source from one of the GNU ftp sites
listed in http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html
osmc@osmc:~/src/libaacplus-2.0.2$ dpkg -l |grep libtool
ii libtool 2.4.2-1.11 all Generic library support script
osmc@osmc:~/src/libaacplus-2.0.2$

Damn! Note to self.
Read the source code before posting.
It turned out to be a very simple fix.
In the autogen.sh file I just commented out the part that checked for libtool!
because I checked and the only command they used was libtoolize and I had that.