How to install private codecs and extra avconv libraries

The article that I present to you, is intended for all those who avconv -i command have given you some kind of problem.

With today’s tips, we’ll try to troubleshoot any issues you may have had when using the above command. problems arising from lack of codecs, Both audio and video, as well as the lack of extra libraries for avconv or ffmpeg.

To be able to execute the command correctly avconv -i, And this works properly, we must have installed on our computer the proprietary audio and video file codecs, For this reason we will act as follows:

Installing proprietary codecs

To install these codecs we will open a new terminal and type the following command line:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extres

Installing proprietary codecs in Ubuntu

With that we will already have all necessary codecs for the command to work properly avconv -i, We will now install the extra libraries for avconv o ffmpeg.

Installing avconv extra libraries (ffmpeg)

To install these essential bookstores for the proper functioning of the video converter, We will open a new terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-53

Installing extra libraries for avconv ffmpeg

With that we will already have the necessary libraries installed on our computer running Linux, you can now use the command avconv -i o ffmpeg -i without any problem.

More information – starting in the terminal: command avconv -i


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