What packages do I install for ffmpeg and libmp3lame?

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.4 I use ffmpeg to convert videos to a format my dvd-player understands. On my laptop running 10.10 I can’t get the same command to work, what package(s) are missing?

ffmpeg -i infile.flv 
-threads 2 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag divx -acodec libmp3lame 

Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame'

Using apt-cache search libmp3lame I’m told there exist libmp3lame0 and libmp3lame-dev, both of which I’ve installed. Using acodec libmp3lame0 doesn’t work either.

Asked By: matt wilkie


sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52

If package not found try:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53

you can also try to install the libmp3lame0 package:

sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0
Answered By: danizmax

Try this,
Open Synaptic Package Manager and reinstall ffmpeg.
Also try installing winff in Synaptic, this will give you a GUI for ffmpeg.
See also http://code.google.com/p/winff/wiki/UbuntuInstallation about adding “libavcodec-extra-52, libavutil-extra-49 and libavformat-extra-52 from the multiverse repository”

Answered By: deleted

Install the encoder by running he following command

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53
Answered By: user262028
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