[FFmpeg-user] man ffmpeg absent

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Jul 16 20:02:10 EEST 2017

you can not download binaries from the official source because ffmpeg 
upstream only releases source code - complain wherever you downloaded 
the binaries

"building ffmpeg" means compile it from source
this is a sourcecode project not Apple :-)

Am 16.07.2017 um 18:44 schrieb ILJA SHEBALIN:
> Hi, Lion is the codename for OS X 10.7 operating system from Apple.  I downloaded three binaries - ffmpeg, ffprob, ffserver from the official source. I'm not quite sure what "building ffmpeg" means and I didn't use the command line to install it, also I am unfamiliar with "make install" command. After downloading I moved all three to /usr/bin directory. Running man /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1 returned No manual entry for /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1.
> 14.07.2017, в 0:27, Moritz Barsnick написал(а):
>> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 22:11:55 +0300, ILJA SHEBALIN wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I just downloaded ffmpeg set of tools (I'm on Lion). "ffmpeg --help" command printed out a guide in which I read that in order to get detailed description of each option I have to run "man ffmpeg" however doing that returns "No manual entry for ffmpeg". Therefore my question would be how do I install manuals for ffmpeg or --help, -h with all the switches is a substitute or that?
>> After building ffmpeg, the man pages are in $builddir/doc/.
>> After "make install", the man pages are in
>> $installprefix/share/man/man1/.
>> If you installed them somewhere else, you can point the "man" command
>> (well, at least Linux's version, not sure about "Lion") to the file:
>> man /my/installprefixshare/man/man1/ffmpeg.1

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