Cannot install MystiQ, says nothing provides ffmpeg, but I have it installed already!?

Hi there,

A newbie here.

I’m trying to install the FFmpeg GUI MystiQ (MystiQ Video Converter - so I downloaded the .rpm for my architecture. However, when I try to install it it says

 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides ffmpeg needed by mystiq-20.03.23-11.1.x86_64
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)

The thing is that I already have FFmpeg installed by previously installing ffmpeg-free package. I can access it through the terminal.

What gives?

How do I point MystiQ to this dependency and tell it to shut up?


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To run it without any changes you would need to install ffmpeg from rpmfusion vice ffmpeg-free.

sudo dnf swap ffmpeg-free ffmpeg --allowerasing

Longer term, you could also inquire with the developers to see if they would modify the rpm spec file to use ffmpeg or ffmpeg-free for Fedora.

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If you are satisfied with the codec support of ffmpeg-free (which is limited) then the suggestion by Joe to ask the developers to allow ffmpeg-free to meet their dependency requirements would be good.

If, on the other hand, you wish full access to almost all codecs available and the ability to process almost all media available then the ffmpeg package from rpmfusion is the way to go and it would support MystiQ for you.

Fedora provides ffmpeg-free to support all codecs that have no copyright, patent, or licensing restrictions which really does limit the media supported.

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