I have ffmpeg install from apt (version
4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1). I have a video that is up-side-down, so I want to flip it vertically. The ffmpeg documentation says to use the
-vf option (which I see was recently renamed from
-vfilters). However that just doesn't work for me. I get an error like:
ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-vf'.
I know there are all kinds of legal reasons why ffmpeg is not the full options, but surely flipping a video should be OK? There are many guides for ubuntu and ffmpeg which advise to recompile it yourself. e.g. the number 2 hit for "ubuntu ffmpeg" is a guide on ubuntu forums on recompiling ffmpeg yourself.
I don't want to recompile it myself. I am a fan of package managers and "doing things the right way". There should be a way to get this functionality in the packaged version, otherwise there is a bug in the packaged version.
How can I get the -vf/-vfilter option in ffmpeg? (If I can't get it, why not?)