I have already installed libav-tools. I purged it and reinstalled. When I run ffmpeg it says not found and suggests to install libav-tools. When I try that it says it is the newest version.


If you wish to use a newish version of ffmpeg in 12.04 then your best bet would be to use a static version available here. http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/

Make sure your kernel is new enough. (should be..


Try installing the ffmpeg package sudo apt-get install ffmpeg, which includes all the libav libs and also libav-tools according to the [package details] info.(https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ffmpeg).

  • Did not work. Same errors as before. – lapin Jul 26 '16 at 2:54
  • What is the output of which ffmpeg and file /path/to/ffmpeg? – Mohamed Moanis Jul 26 '16 at 15:02
  • I downloaded static version, and added that location to $PATH. The problem is still not solved. The static version works but it's not the ideal solution. – lapin Jul 27 '16 at 17:44

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