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A mini competitor to deb-multimedia: avidemux2.6-qt package.

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A mini competitor to deb-multimedia: avidemux2.6-qt package.


Post by Stevo » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:16 pm

This may not belong in the CR section...I've been learning how to set up repositories and build packages for them in the openSUSE Build Service. One of them is the beginning of a multimedia repo that shouldn't break anything in Jessie like the VLC updates from deb-multimedia is infamous for doing. Most of the packages are already available in our test repo, but I added avidemux2.6-qt 2.6.12 yesterday (the standard avidemux2.6 GTK package is broken beyond repair, and has been dropped) I don't plan to add any legally-encumbered packages like libdvdcss2 to the repository.

Anyway, to get the key for the repo:

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wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevepassert/Debian_8.0/Release.key

Then as superuser:

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apt-key add - < Release.key

The repository address is

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deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevepassert/Debian_8.0/ /
or if you prefer to have it in its own file, run as superuser:

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echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevepassert/Debian_8.0/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/obs-mmedia.list
*Note that you can use any name instead of obs-mmedia.list if you wish.

Then you should be able to update and install avidemux26-qt 2.6.12. This was originally from the getdeb source, but I added HEVC (x265) support, slow as it currently is.

It seems Synaptic has problems with the multiarch packages, but just installing on the command line:

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apt install avidemux2.6-qt
works fine.

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