avconv way behind

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 21:07:55 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:09 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> as ralf pointed out in the LTS links, usually upstream versions do not
> get updated in LTS releases, only bug and security fixes get worked into
> the existing version (the ubuntu0.14.04.1 in the version string
> indicates that this actually happened for this package).
> you could try to request a backport of the package from 16.04 if you
> urgently need the new version through the process at:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports
According to apt-cache, 9.18 is the most recent release in any of the
Ubuntu repositories.

> but note that debian and ubuntu dropped libav as upstream for this
> package between the two LTS versions and switched back to ffmpeg after
> the political issues in their community settled:
Thanks but this does not appear to make any difference - it's the same
library set - libav-tools.  If the app name was changed back, it
doesn't show in 'which.'  apt-cache shows the same info for
libav-tools as noted - version 9.18 is the most recent available.

Does anyone with 16.04 have a more recent version of either (avconv or ffmpeg)?


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