FFmpeg deprecated (in Ubuntu)?

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 19:16:52 EDT 2012

On 25/06/2012 23:12, JasonW wrote:
> jason at ht:~$ ffmpeg
> ffmpeg version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012
> the Libav developers
>    built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with gcc 4.6.3
> This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in
> a future release. Please use avconv instead.
> Hyper fast Audio and Video encoder
> usage: ffmpeg [options] [[infile options] -i infile]... {[outfile
> options] outfile}...
> So - who needs to know? :)

It has been on the radar for a while.  At present, get_iplayer would 
need a few minor changes to work with avconv.  Not sure when 
Debian/Ubuntu will force this on us.  It would probably be a good idea 
to make get_iplayer compatible with avconv by the time of next Ubuntu 
release, but no idea if it will actually be necessary.

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