4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

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tmk
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4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by tmk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:45 am

Hi:

Since 4.0.0 (and beyond) I no longer have the option to play MKV files (I use MKV exclusively), only mencoder is available. 3.6.x works as expected.

I've created a new UMS.conf file based on the one packaged with 4.0.3 and still no joy.

Anyone else seeing this? Any suggestions? debug log attached; platform specs in signature.

Thanks in advance!
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pen
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by pen » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:10 am

I haven't tired 4.0 yet on my Ubuntu. But it seems like you have a pretty new ffmpeg. Did you use the same ffmpeg for the 3.6? Or have you changed them both at the same time.

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tmk
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by tmk » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:26 am

Good thought Pen, but going back and forth between 364 and 4.xx, still 364 displays and plays as before - 4xx no joy with displaying ffmpeg. Now on 413, still no joy; 364 working like a champ.

One other tidbit I just thought of, I'm using OpenJDK. Maybe I should try Oracle Java...hmm, maybe when I have some time to experiment.

Guess there's no true need to upgrade, but I would like to default to ffmpeg as it does render better (digging through to the transcode folder is minor inconvenience).
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by pen » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:24 am

So, now I have tried 4.1.2 and it works with the same ffmpeg as I used before. However, I have built an ffmpeg of my own. I do not use the default one in Ubuntu and neither the one embedded in UMS. Non of them worked for all my use cases.

It seems like you are not using the ffmpeg embedded with UMS. You are missing a number of libs in your build compared to 4.1.2. I think you should at least try the embedded one and see if it works.

Add to the config file:
ffmpeg_path = /usr/local/bin/UMS/linux/ffmpeg
or whatever path you have to the embedded ffmpeg
and give it a try.

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tmk
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by tmk » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:16 am

Thanks Pen, I indeed did try the UMS bundled ffmpeg to no avail. When you say "You are missing a number of libs in your build compared to 4.1.2", can you elaborate? I have (I thought) enabled most, if not all, relevant ffmpeg features. I would be curious to know your compile command and the version of ffmpeg you are using (I try to stay on the latest 2.x.x - currently 2.4.2). Below is the command that I use:

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./configure --enable-gpl --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb \
  --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 \
  --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-version3 --enable-x11grab --enable-libvpx && \
make -j 12 && \
sudo checkinstall --pakdir=.. --pkgname=ffmpeg --pkgversion="6:2.4.2-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M)-git" \
--backup=no --deldoc=yes --fstrans=no --default && \
hash x264 ffmpeg ffplay ffprobe
Cheers!
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by pen » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:38 am

Here is my build:

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PKG_CONFIG_PATH="$HOME/Projects/ffmpeg/ffmpeg_build/lib/pkgconfig"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH
./configure --prefix="$HOME/Projects/ffmpeg/ffmpeg_build" --extra-cflags="-I$HOME/Projects/ffmpeg/ffmpeg_build/include" \
   --extra-ldflags="-L$HOME/Projects/ffmpeg/ffmpeg_build/lib" --bindir="$HOME/bin" --extra-libs="-ldl" --enable-static \
   --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-libmp3lame \
   --enable-librtmp --enable-libopus \
   --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-nonfree --enable-version3 \
   --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-openssl --disable-yasm
make
make install
make distclean
hash -r
In particular I needed the libass to be able to play mkv with embedded subtitles and openssl to play HLS.

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tmk
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by tmk » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:00 am

Thanks Pen, will give it a try. On a similar front I did find a ppa that stays current with the latest 4.x.x and it did require a few additional libs, but alas still no joy. I wonder if there is something about 14.04 - I have noticed some weirdness with other java apps that I didn't experience with 13.10. Oh well, not a huge deal, just an interesting challenge to figure it out.

Thanks for your input - Cheers!
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by SubJunk » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:16 am

Apart from OpenSSL support, does this build work? http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/builds/ ... tic.tar.xz

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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by pen » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:26 am

By the way my Java is:

java version "1.7.0_55"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.7) (7u55-2.4.7-1ubuntu1~0.12.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)
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Re: 4.0.x and FFMPEG no Longer an Option

Post by SubJunk » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:56 am

Can you please test the build I linked, pen? It actually has libgnutls which should allow secure connections

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