UPDATE (original text preserved below)
With the real ffmpeg about to return (in 15.04), Jon Severinsson's PPA no longer working (for ffmpeg), and both avconv-ffmpeg (now called "libav") and the real ffmpeg (now back to just "ffmpeg") dropped from interim releases, the question has become: How to most easily install ffmpeg in pre-2015 distros?
Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here?
- Everything works (or so many have written),
- Use the new syntax, and
- After some research — and without getting into the controversy — I
simply believe the packagers made a mistake going with avconv. This is a fix.
Apparently it's not as easy as it should be due to versioning conflicts, and that avconv and ffmpeg can't coexist on the same machine (noted in the accepted answer of the above-linked post). Though at least one guide mentions installing ffmpeg locally (~) to achieve coexistence.
My release is Precise 12.04.3 LTS, but it appears this would apply to newer ones also.