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Bug 601840 - media-video/harvid need symbolic links for ffmpeg
Summary: media-video/harvid need symbolic links for ffmpeg
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: media-video herd
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-06 17:20 UTC by Fabio Bonfante
Modified: 2016-12-06 18:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Fabio Bonfante 2016-12-06 17:20:33 UTC
Trying working with Ardour5 (and harvid) cause this problem:
[WARNING]: ffmpeg installation was not found on this system.
Ardour requires ffmpeg and ffprobe from - version 1.1 or newer.
Video import and export is not possible until you install tools.

The tools are included with the Ardour releases from and also available with the video-server at

Important: the files need to be installed in $PATH and named ffmpeg_harvid and ffprobe_harvid.
If you already have a suitable ffmpeg installation on your system, we recommend creating symbolic links from ffmpeg to ffmpeg_harvid and from ffprobe to ffprobe_harvid.

see also

So a simply link to ffmpeg and ffprobe while emerging it would fix this.