[FFmpeg-user] stuck on ffmpeg version 2.8.15

Peter B. pb at das-werkstatt.com
Mon May 6 22:06:46 EEST 2019

I'm not sure if ffmpeg-user is actually the right place for this, since
it's a packaging issue.
Plus: I cannot reproduce your problem (Xubuntu 16.04.3, 64bit).

I guess you've got a typo: "jonathon" vs "jonathonf"?

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathon/ffmpeg-3
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~jonathon/ubuntu/ffmpeg-3'.
The user named '~jonathon' does not have any PPA
(Strange, that your command line output says "Launchpad PPA for J
Fernyhough  imported" though.)

Please try with "jonathonf" [1]:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3
sudo apt update

Don't use "-y" so you actually see what happens ;)

What comes up with "$ apt show ffmpeg"?
In my case (after adding jonathonf's PPA), I get v3.4.4-1 as expected:

// --------------------------------
Package: ffmpeg
Version: 7:3.4.4-1~16.04.york0
Priority: optional
Section: video
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers
<debian-multimedia at lists.debian.org>
Installed-Size: 2,277 kB
Depends: libavcodec57 (>= 7:3.4.4) | libavcodec-extra57 (>= 7:3.4.4),
libavdevice57 (>= 7:3.4.4), libavfilter6 (>= 7:3.4.4) |
libavfilter-extra6 (>= 7:3.4.4), libavformat57 (>= 7:3.4.4),
libavresample3 (>= 7:3.4.4), libavutil55 (>= 7:3.4.4), libc6 (>= 2.14),
libpostproc54 (>= 7:3.4.4), libsdl2-2.0-0 (>= 2.0.4), libswresample2 (>=
7:3.4.4), libswscale4 (>= 7:3.4.4)
Suggests: ffmpeg-doc
Breaks: libav-tools (<< 6:12~~), qt-faststart (<< 7:2.7.1-3~)
Replaces: libav-tools (<< 6:12~~), qt-faststart (<< 7:2.7.1-3~)
Download-Size: 1,601 kB
APT-Sources: http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/ffmpeg-3/ubuntu
xenial/main amd64 Packages
Description: Tools for transcoding, streaming and playing of multimedia
 FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode,
 mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and
 machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up
to the
 cutting edge.
 This package contains:
 * ffmpeg: a command line tool to convert multimedia files between formats
 * ffserver: a multimedia streaming server for live broadcasts
 * ffplay: a simple media player based on SDL and the FFmpeg libraries
 * ffprobe: a simple multimedia stream analyzer
 * qt-faststart: a utility to rearrange Quicktime files

N: There are 2 additional records. Please use the '-a' switch to see them.
// --------------------------------

Good luck!

== References:
[1] https://launchpad.net/~jonathonf/+archive/ubuntu/ffmpeg-3

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