"Missing codecs" after installing ffmpeg with Linux

  1. Downloaded https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/builds/ffmpeg-git-amd64-static.tar.xz as described in
  2. tar xf …static.tar.xz
  3. Copy ffmpeg from the subdirectory to the /Data/Codecs/ directory using Gnome Files.
  4. “Missing codecs” after reboot.

Could not find out what went wrong (permissions?). Worked flawlessly with 7zip and windoze explorer.

You need to unzip the results of the first unzip.

probably… are you having a problem right now or are you just stating something funny happened when you used tar?

Found the solution in some other thread in the meantime.

mount -t cifs //<rock’s ip>/Data -o vers=1.0 /mnt/
cp ffmpeg /mnt/Codecs

Maybe someone could put this into the documentation for the linux idiots.

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