[mythtv-users] Mytharchive errors

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 02:33:12 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I followed the instructions here
> (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu) to enable the repo, and
> when I tried to install ffmpeg and libavcodec, I get:
> hdevine at hdevine-desktop:/$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> ffmpeg is already the newest version.
> ffmpeg set to manually installed.
> E: Couldn't find package libavcodec
> It appears that maybe the latest ffmpeg breaks mytharchive?  Maybe?
> Just a little? ;-)

No the problem has been there for a while. Mythbuntu is a little brain
dead about it. You basically need to use medibuntu. For various
reasons ubuntu do not compiler to include patent encumbered etc codecs
in their compiles. medibuntu do.

I may be wrong about libavcodec's packaging name. try

apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec51

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