Not Sure If I Installed Codec Correctly

Hello. Not sure if I installed the ffmpeg codec correctly. I downloaded and extracted the ffmpeg codec from the link provided by Roon. Actually, I extracted the file, twice. I ended up with a file named “ffmpeg-git-amd64-static”. It is a TAR file. I placed it in the codecs folder, as instructed. After I rebooted the Core, running on an i5 NUC, the web UI still shows “missing codecs”. Am I doing something wrong?

You need to extract the content of the .tar file to locate the binary.

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That’s what I kind of figured, but I just send up with the file that I mentioned. I’m running Windows 10 and used 7zip. I’ll try again, tomorrow.

The file you downloaded, called ffmpeg-git-amd64-static.tar.xz, is a tar archive contained in a compressed xz archive.

Therefore, extract the tar first to a folder, i.e., ffmpeg-git-amd64-static.tar, and then open this again with 7zip to extract the tar archive to another folder. Within this you’ll find the executable.

The file you need is is simply called ffmpeg.

Also many users experience issues with codecs when copying via Linux or macOS, the access rights are not set correctly.

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Thanks all. I finally got the file into the folder.

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