I will be installing onto a NUC513RYK with 8 gig of RAM and a 250 gig SSD. Can anyone point me to the correct codec file location? I have tried all the links listed in the support articles but trying to find the correct file for a 64-bit Intel escapes me. I see the i686 which I assume is 32-bit. Every 64-bit file I see has AMD or ARM associated with it. I know it wouldn’t be AMD for an Intel chip but after that, I am lost. Thanks for any help.
If you follow:
you should find everything needed.
For a NUC, you’d for instance need the
ffmpeg binary from the package named
ffmpeg-git-i686-static.tar.xz and place it in the codec folder of your ROCK.
Thanks. All I needed was the correct file name which you kindly provided; now I should be good to go.
In the Linux world, for various historical reasons, the architecture is sometimes called
amd64, even when an Intel processor is involved. You want the download labelled
ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz. I think the i686 file will work, since it’s statically compiled, but that’s the 32-bit version.
Thanks Allan. That is where I was getting confused. Everything led to the i686 being 32-bit and the AMD part really threw me. I have the correct file downloaded now.
I assume you don’t want to distribute ffmpeg yourself in the ROCK image due to the license used. But what about assisting your less-tech-savvy Linux users by having ROCK include something like the RPM Fusion repo in its repolist and then install ffmpeg automatically from there? (That’s the repo I get it from on my CentOS 7-based Roon Core.)