[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg only works for one user.
dashing.meng at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 05:35:09 CEST 2013
On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:13:34 +0200
Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 15.08.2013 05:05, schrieb Leonard Bogard:
> >>> ~$ whereis ffmpeg
> >>> ffmpeg: /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
> >> No, it isn't the ffmpeg you installed follow the instruction at
> >> http://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide . I have
> >> a glance at this instruction, the correct ffmpeg here should
> >> be: /home/INSTALL_USER/bin/ffmpeg .
> >> So, try "/home/INSTALL_USER/bin/ffmpeg" when login with
> >> another user.
> > Simple solution. GAH! Thanks, it worked
> now ask yourself two things careful:
> * why in the world has one user permission to the userhome of another
> one on your machine
> * why do you use instructions installing in your userhome if you
> want to share the binary with other users?
Yes, if your ffmpeg will be shared with many users on one machine,
e.g., a media server. It is best to install it in a system-wide place,
and avoid to conflict with the Ubuntu repository version ffmpeg,
e.g., /opt/custom/. But this need some modification again the
instruction for Ubuntu above, and also need you add the ffmpeg path
ahead of system path, e.g., append line: export PATH="/opt/custom/bin:
$PATH" into your "/etc/profile" file.
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