[FFmpeg-user] Libavcodec conflicts

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Mon Jun 15 21:10:56 EEST 2020

Moritz, Yes that is how it "should" work. Either set of packages either normal or extra should work, but that isn't what's happening. I installed the extras packages and apt tells me ffmpeg has "broken dependencies".

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-------- Original Message --------
On Jun 15, 2020, 7:15 AM, Moritz Barsnick wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 13:04:18 +0000, FFmpeg user discussions wrote:
> This is pretty muc a distribution issue, but let's try to help:
>> So I wanted to install all the extra codecs for ffmpeg. I'm using
>> mint 19. Right away apt tells me Libavcodec-extra57 conflicts with
>> libavcodec57 and libavfilter-extra6 conflicts with libavfilter6. I
>> was able to get it to install by using the force-depends flag but now
>> apt -f install complains that vlc, ffmpeg and celluloid are broken
>> and wants to uninstall them. I checked all of the above programs and
>> they work fine but apts complaining is annoying.
>> Why are these packages in conflict? Is it recommended to install both
>> side by side? This looks like a common problem from my internet
>> searches. What is the recommended solution?
> ffmpeg doesn't have the concept of plugins, so there's only a defined
> set of codecs/filters/formats a compiled library can support.
> If this packaging is anything like in Debian/Ubuntu, those packages are
> either/or. Either you install the one with e.g. "fewer" codecs, or the
> one with "more".
> See also here:
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/847213/whats-the-difference-between-libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56-and-libavcodec-ffmpeg56
> Cheers,
> Moritz
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