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I have Ubuntu server 8.04 installed with the Multiverse repos enabled.

I have installed FFMPEG, with its PHP extension also.

When I try to convert videos into the flv format, I find that the audio is stripped out.

Also, audio cannot be converted to mp3, only mp2.

How do I install the codecs required ?

Please help.

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have you installed the codecs and compiled ffmpeg with the options to use them ? –  Prix Oct 7 '10 at 5:55
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Not sure this is really a SF question, more suitable for SU, what do others think? –  Chopper3 Oct 7 '10 at 6:24
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I think it is, because I am using ffMpeg on my production server with its PHP extension. –  Hrishikesh Choudhari Oct 7 '10 at 6:50

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This old post: http://serverfault.com/questions/99590/ffmpeg-on-ubuntu-intrepid-8-10-server/99682#99682 on ServerFault had my answer. Thanks folks !

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This is the page where the above SF page links to. ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8345112&postcount=636 –  Hrishikesh Choudhari Oct 7 '10 at 6:52

You need build ffmpeg from source. Read this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ffmpeg

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I got it to work from here: ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8345112&postcount=636 –  Hrishikesh Choudhari Oct 7 '10 at 6:52
    
Add you output command: ffmpeg –  bindbn Oct 7 '10 at 7:33

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