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Unknown config option from FFmpeg

Question

My problem is that, it fails to create videos because motion not found FFmpeg libraries. I installed FFmpeg with "svn checkout svn: / / svn.mplayerhq.hu / ffmpeg / trunk ffmpeg". I followed the directions found in "http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/MpegFilmsFFmpeg" but the error continues to be, what should I do?

Thanks

stefano@stefano-linux:/usr/local/etc$ sudo motion
[0] Processing thread 0 - config file motion.conf
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_cap_new"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_cap_motion"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_timelapse"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_timelapse_mode"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_bps"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_variable_bitrate"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_video_codec"
[0] Unknown config option "ffmpeg_deinterlace"
[0] Unknown config option "movie_filename"
[0] Unknown config option "timelapse_filename"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_image"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_snapshot"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_mpeg"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_log_timelapse"
[0] Unknown config option "sql_query"
[0] Thread 1 is from motion.conf
[1] Thread started

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.8
ffmpeg version: SVN-r11019
Libraries: ffmpeg
Server OS: Kubuntu 7.10
-- StefanoAprile - 14 Nov 2007

Answer

You need to provide more details on the installation of ffmpeg.

The SVN download of ffmpeg is followed up by configure, make and make install.

During this a ton of messages are given to you. Your problem is in these messages because obviously you have not managed to get ffmpeg correctly built and installed.

Some of the Debian/Ubunto experts may also guide you to a package based installation of ffmpeg. Building ffmpeg from sources is not in itself difficult but it does require some other libraries pre-installed to build with mpeg support.

-- KennethLavrsen - 14 Nov 2007

EDIT: This can also happen if you have an outdated config file. By default, a config file with up-to-date options will be installed to /usr/local/etc/motion-dist.conf when you run `sudo make install`.

Attached below is a config file which is current as of 23 April 2014. -- DavidWales - 23 Apr 2014
Topic revision: r4 - 23 Apr 2014, DavidWales
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