[FFmpeg-user] Applications not seeing newly compiled ffmpeg

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 14:31:42 CET 2012

> I just finished compiling ffmpeg 1.0 from the snapshot I downloaded.
> My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and comes with ffmpeg 0.8 by default.
> When I issue the command "ffmpeg -v" in the shell it says:
> ffmpeg version 1.0.git Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
>   built on Oct 31 2012 23:25:36 with gcc 4.6 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)

Happy Halloween!

> However, when launching applications such as tragtor or ffmpeg-gui these do
> not see the newly compiled 1.0 or the default version 0.8.

They see none?

> Usually after compiling the new version of ffmpeg replaces the older
> version and I continue using the applications that use ffmpeg.
> Ffmpeg is located in /usr/local/bin like it usually is so nothing has
> changed there...
> Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong or some additional step that I'm missing?

maybe do a
$ locate ffmpeg
to see if multiple copies are on your path...

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