ffmpeg 2.0

I’m having problems with avconv, especially exporting the video properties to json

“Failed to set value ‘json’ for option”

I was able to create json files with ffmpeg, but since ubuntu uses avconv and ffmpeg is an aliase of avconv… i’m not able to create json files…. be struggling with it for 4 days.

This is how I’v installed FFMPEG 2.0 on my Ubuntu 13.

$ wget -c www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-2.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf ffmpeg-2.0.tar.gz
$ cd ffmpeg-2.0
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

If you start to have problems while trying to run ./configure…

apt-get install gcc

You will probably also need to install make

root@digitalwhores:/home/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-2.0# make
The program 'make' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
apt-get install make
root@digitalwhores:/home/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-2.0# apt-get install make

An them go to  ./configure from the initial instructions…

sudo ./configure --disable-yasm


root@digitalwhores:/home/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-2.0# ./ffmpeg
ffmpeg version 2.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
 built on Sep 22 2013 10:23:36 with gcc 4.7 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1)

And now! remove the old ffmpeg/avconv!
Hasta la vista!

sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg
sudo apt-get autoremove



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