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On my desktop Ubuntu 10.4 I use ffmpeg to convert videos to a format my dvd-player understands. On my laptop running 10.10 I can't get the same command to work, what package(s) are missing?

ffmpeg -i infile.flv \
-threads 2 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag divx -acodec libmp3lame \
outfile.avi

#...snip
Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame'

Using apt-cache search libmp3lame I'm told there exist libmp3lame0 and libmp3lame-dev, both of which I've installed. Using acodec libmp3lame0 doesn't work either.

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    Why didn't you sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0 ? Nov 17, 2010 at 22:07
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    @marco I did: "...both of which I've installed". Nov 18, 2010 at 2:06

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sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52

If package not found try:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53

you can also try to install the libmp3lame0 package:

sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0
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    I tried "sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52" Everything got install correctly But, still doesn't work, ffmpeg unable to find the libmp3lame or libmp3lame0
    – user9030
    Jan 16, 2011 at 20:06
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Install the encoder by running he following command

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53
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Try this, Open Synaptic Package Manager and reinstall ffmpeg. Also try installing winff in Synaptic, this will give you a GUI for ffmpeg. Edit... See also http://code.google.com/p/winff/wiki/UbuntuInstallation about adding "libavcodec-extra-52, libavutil-extra-49 and libavformat-extra-52 from the multiverse repository"

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