Ubuntu 14.04 server here. I want to see what versions of
ffmpeg are available for download. Usually I can run
apt-cache policy <packageName> to do this, but because
ffmpeg was excluded from the official Ubuntu repos as of 14.04, that command doesn't work.
I typically install
ffmpeg with the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
But this doesn't give me control over which version gets installed.
So I ask: On Ubuntu 14.04, how can I preview the list of available
ffmpeg versions that are available, and then how do I specify any particular version?
Please note: this is not the same as the answer for packages/libs that exist in the Ubuntu repos, because again,
ffmpeg isn't in them.