Yeah something isn't quite right here. If you install ffmpeg, its binary is installed to
So the first assumption I have to make is either:
- You've installed a non-standard
- Something else has included a weird local and broken copy of
ffmpeg for some reason.
First see if
/usr/bin/ffmpeg will run. If it does, at least you've probably got the proper ffmpeg installed and we can just focus on removing the dud copy. If you don't, you've gone and got yourself a dodgy copy. I'm not you, I don't know what you've done but remove dodgy repositories and generally clean house.
Now let's see if there's a package associated with this
dpkg -S /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
That will either tell you it hasn't found anything or it will tell you which package it came from. If there's a package,
sudo dpkg -r <package name> and try
If there's no package you're left in the unenviable spot of needing to manually remove it. If you've built this from source, you can cd into the source directory and run a
sudo make uninstall. If you still claim not to know where this came from you can try a
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg but I can't say what effect that may have on other applications if this is something that they've done.